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  • Emaar launching new project in Dubai’s Downtown

    January 19 , 2017

    Dubai-based master developer Emaar Properties PJSC is launching Downtown Views II, a new 55-storey residential project in Downtown Dubai.

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  • Nakheel inviting proposals for Deira Islands Boulevard

    United Arab Emirates January 17 , 2017

    $1.36 billion project will accommodate 10,000 people, over an area of more than 7 million sq ft

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  • Nakheel floats tender for Dragon City Warehouses works

    United Arab Emirates January 15 , 2017

    Dubai-based developer Nakheel has floated a public tender for the construction and modification of infrastructure for Dragon City Warehouses in the emirate.

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  • Construction to restart on stalled Dubai Water Land project

    United Arab Emirates January 12 , 2017

    Construction on Dubai’s mixed-use Wonder Land project is expected to start in Q1 this year following its restructuring by investment company Ento Capital.

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  • Real estate in the GCC is the fastest growing sectors in the world

    United Arab Emirates January 12 , 2017

    Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha have emerged as the top three real estate markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, as per an industry report.

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  • Majid al Futtaim to build $81.7 million community mall in Masdar City

    United Arab Emirates January 12 , 2017

    UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim has announced plans to build a new community mall in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City with a total investment of $81.67 million.

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  • Nakheel and Centara to build $136 million beachfront resort

    United Arab Emirates January 09 , 2017

    UAE-based developer Nakheel and Thai hotel group Centara Hotels and Resorts have signed a joined venture agreement to build a $136 million beachfront resort with a waterpark at Deira Islands in Dubai.

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  • Construction works on the world’s largest nuclear plant is on track

    United Arab Emirates January 08 , 2017

    The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is successfully moving towards a new phase in the construction of Units 3 and 4 at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant which is now more than 50% completed.

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  • New road to link UAE and Oman by 2018

    United Arab Emirates January 05 , 2017

    A 15km extension of the new 6-lane Fujairah expressway connecting UAE and Oman will be ready by next year, officials have announced.

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  • Mega projects worth $208 billion planned for MENA this year

    United Arab Emirates January 05 , 2017

    A pipeline of about $208 billion of major contracts is scheduled to be awarded across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) this year, a new report has shown.

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  • Construction starts on $820 million Mirdif Hills project in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates January 04 , 2017

    The ground breaking ceremony takes place for the $820m Mirdif Hills project in Dubai that will feature over 1,000 apartments, a hotel and hospital.

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  • Dubai Economic Council enhances partnership with Bank of China

    United Arab Emirates January 04 , 2017

    The Bank of China is expected to play a role in some of the UAE's most important projects in infrastructure and other sectors.

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  • Al Futtaim Carillion awarded AED 725 million contract for Phase 1A6 of the DWTC One Central development

    United Arab Emirates January 04 , 2017

    Dubai World Trade Centre has awarded Al Futtaim Carillion (AFC) the contract to deliver Phase 1A6 of One Central, a major integrated Real Estate development located between the current Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and Emirates Towers in...

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  • Mega maritime project, Dubai Harbour, launched

    United Arab Emirates January 03 , 2017

    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched Dubai Harbour, a new waterfront destination that will feature the region’s largest marina and the Dubai Lighthouse.

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  • Sharjah approves $6 billion infrastructure budget for 2017

    United Arab Emirates January 03 , 2017

    Sharjah has approved a record $5.99 billion budget for this year as the emirate increases infrastructure spending to fuel growth.

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  • Why does Dubai lead the Middle East's smart city list?

    United Arab Emirates January 02 , 2017

    The UAE is making huge strides towards achieving its vision of becoming one of the smartest cities in the world, with Dubai emerging as the region’s frontrunner, due to its high-tech infrastructural approach.

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  • Road expansion in Dubai to ease traffic congestion

    United Arab Emirates December 30 , 2016

    The Emirates Road, previously known as the Bypass Road, will be completed along Dubai by Q4 2017.

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  • US-based firm to create 3D printed buildings in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2016

    The Dubai Government will collaborate with US-based Cazza Construction Technologies to implement 3D printing systems in the emirate.

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  • The ‘Lampswithbenefits’ Initiative - Recycling Hazardous Spent Lamps

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2016

    ‘Lampswithbenefits,’ a Dubai Municipality-approved lamp recycling programme by Lamps4U is at the forefront of sustainable solutions in the lighting industry, thanks to this initiative and a range of environmentally-friendly lighting products.

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  • Dynamic SageGlass takes home the GAIA Award for Sustainability

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2016

    SageGlass, from Saint Gobain, was announced the winner of the 2016 Gaia Award for Sustainability, which took place during The Big 5 exhibition in November. Launched in 2008, the Gaia Awards honours companies in the construction sector that work to reduce...

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  • AKOYA Play development will be set around a water park

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2016

    DAMAC Properties, a leading luxury real estate developer in the region, has introduced AKOYA Play, a collection of 3-bedroom villas in an international golf community set around a “one-of-a-kind” water park.

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  • Rising construction activities in MEA drives demand for asphalt additives

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2016

    According to Transparency Market Research (TMR), the rising demand from the construction sector in the Middle East and Africa provides attractive opportunities for asphalt additives producers.

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  • Dubai Municipality announces $680 million boost for markets

    United Arab Emirates December 27 , 2016

    Construction of several markets and commercial complexes, expansion and maintenance of existing ones and establishment of new markets at a total cost of $680 million is currently being undertaken, aimed at contributing to the revitalisation of economic...

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  • 27% increase in infrastructure allocation for the new year

    United Arab Emirates December 22 , 2016

    Infrastructure allocation has increased by 27% from what has been allocated for the fiscal year 2016, to reach 17% of total government expenditure, reflecting the emirate's concern for the gradual implementation of the Expo 2020 projects.

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  • The changing face of façade engineering

    United Arab Emirates December 22 , 2016

    Exclusive industry insights on the façade sector and how it continues to change for the better, by Renato Cilento, Senior Engineer, Façade Engineering, Arup.

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  • Nakheel floats tenders for marinas at Deira Islands

    United Arab Emirates December 21 , 2016

    Dubai-based Nakheel has floated a tender for the design and build of 6 marinas at Deira Islands.

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  • Unprecedented number of construction plans for 2017 by Azizi with 50 new projects

    United Arab Emirates December 21 , 2016

    UAE-based Azizi Developments has announced plans to launch 50 new developments in 2017, comprising of residential, commercial and retail space.

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  • Dubai - Implementation of electronic access control systems

    United Arab Emirates December 20 , 2016

    Implementation of electronic access control systems at industrial control system rooms

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  • Dubai Smart City - the Major Stakeholders

    United Arab Emirates December 19 , 2016

    In 2014, Dubai was ranked 28th on the Innovation Cities Index and since then has been recognised as one of the fastest climbing cities in global rankings.

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  • Dubai Memorial for late Zaha Hadid, The Opus

    United Arab Emirates December 19 , 2016

    A rooftop lounge and a memorial to the late Zaha Hadid, the award-winning Iraqi-British architect, are being planned at a structure she conceptualised which is taking shape in Dubai’s Business Bay district.

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  • GAC to build new contract logistics facility

    United Arab Emirates December 19 , 2016

    Shipping, logistics and marine services group, GAC Dubai has broken ground for a new contract logistics facility.

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  • GCC pumps $100 billion investments in airport expansion projects

    United Arab Emirates December 18 , 2016

    With Middle East passengers projected to double by 2035, the GCC is fuelling $100 billion in airport expansion and construction projects in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, according to industry experts.

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  • 218,800 hotel rooms under construction in MEA

    United Arab Emirates December 18 , 2016

    The Middle East and Africa hospitality market is witnessing solid growth with a total of 218,800 rooms under construction in the region, a report by global hotel data provider STR indicates. The November 2016 Pipeline Report shows 159,922 rooms in 560 projects...

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  • 15 contracts valued at $343 million awarded by DAMAC over four months

    United Arab Emirates December 14 , 2016

    Dubai’s real estate developer Damac Properties has announced that it has awarded 15 major construction and consultancy contracts, valued at a total of $343 million, between the August and November this year.

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  • Students boost innovation in GCC’s $2 trillion construction industry

    United Arab Emirates December 14 , 2016

    The Dubai Design Museum, Islamic Animation Center in Riyadh, and Muscat Viewer and Exposition Center were named as among the GCC’s most innovative projects in the Archiprix International 2017 competition, which was announced ahead of November’s Big 5...

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  • Dubai Municipality to set up building materials and fire-testing lab

    United Arab Emirates December 13 , 2016

    Dubai Municipality plans to set up its own laboratory to test building materials and products for fire resistance in a bid to boost fire safety in buildings in the UAE.

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  • $125 million contracts awarded by Al Maktoum International Airport

    United Arab Emirates December 12 , 2016

    Two construction companies have been awarded contracts worth a total of $125 million to work on the expansion of the Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) in Dubai South.

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  • Emaar launches third project in Saudi’s Jeddah Gate

    Saudi Arabia December 12 , 2016

    Emaar has announced the launch of its third luxury residential project in Jeddah Gate, under its Emaar Residences brand of homes.

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  • $1.3 billion contracts awarded for The Heart of Europe in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates December 08 , 2016

    Developer Kleindienst Group has appointed main contractors to build The Heart of Europe (THOE) project at The World islands, off Dubai’s coastline.

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  • World’s largest indoor theme park in Dubai to get even bigger attraction adjacent to it

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2016

    The Dubai developer that opened the world’s largest indoor theme park in August now plans an even bigger attraction next to it.

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  • New $108.90 million mixed-use project in Fujairah

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2016

    Al Taif Investment, a joint venture of Dubai Investments PJSC and Fujairah Investment Establishment Ltd, is planning to develop the $108.90 million mixed-use Fujairah Business Centre UAE.

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  • $817 million expansion planned for Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2016

    Owners of the Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi, National Investment Corporation (NIC), has announced plans for an $817 million expansion of the popular shopping centre.

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  • Construction begins on Emaar’s The Address Residences Jumeirah Resort and Spa

    United Arab Emirates December 06 , 2016

    Emaar has announced that construction work has begun on its new development in Dubai Marina, The Address Residences Jumeirah Resort and Spa.

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  • Rotana plans $1.7 billion hotel projects in the UAE by 2020

    United Arab Emirates December 06 , 2016

    Abu Dhabi-based Rotana group has announced plans to open 7 new hotels in Dubai, 4 hotels in Abu Dhabi and one in Ras Al Khaimah by the end of 2020. The total value of these projects is estimated at $1.7 billion.

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  • $5.7 million Pond Park project by Dubai Municipality completed

    United Arab Emirates December 05 , 2016

    Dubai Municipality’s new and sustainable $5.7 million Pond Park project in Khawaneej-1 is complete and expected to open doors to the public soon.

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  • Construction begins on $350 million Imperial Avenue by Shapoorji Pallonji

    United Arab Emirates December 05 , 2016

    India-based Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) International Property Developers has begun early works in the construction of its first project in Dubai, Imperial Avenue.

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  • British Prime Minister to be the first female leader to attend the Gulf Co-operation Council in Bahrain

    December 05 , 2016

    The UK will enjoy £30 billion post-Brexit trade with the Middle East by relaxing work visa restrictions and trade barriers, according to the UK government.

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  • Schon unveils $870 million hospitality project in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 30 , 2016

    iSuites, a $870 million home-grown hospitality portfolio has been unveiled by Dubai’s Schon Properties which will include 2,700 hotel apartments at a single site within Dubai Investment Park, close to the World Expo 2020 site.

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  • More ambitious 3D-printed projects on the way for Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 30 , 2016

    Dubai will soon follow the unveiling of the world’s first 3D-printed building with more equally ambitious 3D printed projects, a design expert said during a presentation last week.

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  • Nshama awards $817 million contracts for Town Square project

    United Arab Emirates November 30 , 2016

    Construction contracts worth around $816.8 million have been awarded to different entities for eight residential projects and for infrastructure work by Dubai-based developer Nshama for its 750-acre Town Square development.

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  • 550 million sq ft Dubai Wholesale City begins construction work

    United Arab Emirates November 29 , 2016

    Excavation works have commenced at the 550 million sq ft Dubai Wholesale City development coming up in the Dubai South district, according to a company statement.

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  • New 62km Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway nearing completion

    United Arab Emirates November 29 , 2016

    A new 62km highway connecting Abu Dhabi and Dubai is nearly complete, aimed at being a strategic link between the two emirates for travel during peak traffic hours is expected to be opened to motorists by the end of the year.

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  • Cayan Cantara twin-tower project signs up main contractor

    United Arab Emirates November 29 , 2016

    Shapoorji Pallonji International has been signed as the main contractor for Dubai's Cayan Cantara development, a twin-tower project comprising residential and hospitality components.

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  • Nakheel awards Siemens contract to build 3 Deira Islands electrical substations

    United Arab Emirates November 28 , 2016

    Developer Nakheel has awarded Siemens a contract for the construction of three electrical stations on the Deira Islands master project in Dubai.

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  • Thermal and building insulation solutions from Unigulf Group

    United Arab Emirates November 28 , 2016

    Unigulf Group is one of the region’s long-standing players that supplies various mechanical, building insulation and other HVACR related products in the Gulf and MENA region.

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  • Dubai-based Damac launches new villa project

    United Arab Emirates November 27 , 2016

    UAE-based Damac Properties has announced the launch of Akoya Manarola, a collection of villas directly facing the international golf course and situated within Akoya Oxygen, a 55-million sq ft master development in Dubai.

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  • Nakheel completes $37 million works on Ibn Battuta Mall

    United Arab Emirates November 27 , 2016

    Nakheel has announced the completion of the $ 36.75 million expansion of the Ibn Battuta Mall, following the completion of a link connecting the mall with the Dubai Metro.

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  • Dutch company Oxycom agrees HVAC installation with ENOC

    United Arab Emirates November 24 , 2016

    An agreement for business was confirmed between Dubai’s ENOC and Dutch company Oxycom at this year’s exhibition.

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  • Jafza sees 14% growth in building and construction sector

    United Arab Emirates November 21 , 2016

    The building and construction segment in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) posted a 14% growth in the number of registered companies, from June 2015 to June 2016.

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  • BREAKING NEWS: The Big 5 officially opened by HH Sheikh Hamdan today

    United Arab Emirates November 21 , 2016

    The largest construction show in the Middle East has just been officially inaugurated by HH Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Minister of Finance and Industry of the United Arab Emirates.

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  • RTA to build $14.7 million Dubai-Hatta road

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2016

    The RTA has will be building a road $14.7 million road, strategically linking Dubai with Hatta via Lehbab, as part of the $354 million Hatta Master Development Plan.

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  • $100 billion in airport projects underway in Middle East

    Oman November 16 , 2016

    More than $100 billion worth of airport projects are either underway or planned throughout the Middle East right now.

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  • Lab planned for sustainable autonomous home models for the UAE

    United Arab Emirates November 14 , 2016

    Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced plans to set up a laboratory specialised in conducting experiments and tests for its sustainable autonomous houses to check efficiency of devices, systems and materials.

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  • Opportunities for infrastructure with Dubai metro expansion plans

    United Arab Emirates November 13 , 2016

    Experts believe that the growth and popularity of Dubai’s metro system, the first of its kind in the Gulf, can result to increasing numbers of multi-million dollar contracts being awarded to infrastructure companies.

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  • New logistics centre in Dubai to enhance support to construction

    United Arab Emirates November 13 , 2016

    In a move to expand its reach to the construction and retail channels in the region, UAE-based enterprise dealing in home appliances and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions, NIA Limited, has opened its brand new headquarters at Jebel Ali...

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  • Dubai Water Canal is now officially open

    United Arab Emirates November 10 , 2016

    Dubai’s most iconic and most-anticipated project is now open, marking the celebration with a beautiful display of fireworks and lights.

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  • The Dubai Canal opens today

    United Arab Emirates November 09 , 2016

    The $735 million Dubai Water Canal will officially open today, three years after it was first announced and initiating a new dimension in Dubai’s lifestyle.

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  • How does the US election result affect the GCC construction industry?

    United States November 09 , 2016

    Donald Trump has littered his presidential campaign with truly shocking moments that have engaged the attention of the world.

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  • A view from space of the Dubai Canal

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2016

    A photograph of the Dubai Canal has been taken from space by DubaiSat-2, a satellite operated by Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre.

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  • Dubai Arena will be the biggest multi-purpose venue in the region

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2016

    UAE-based Meraas has launched Dubai Arena, a new hi-tech multi-purpose venue, planned to become the biggest touristic destination for global events and live shows in the region.

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  • 222 buildings in Dubai are now connected with PV panels

    United Arab Emirates November 07 , 2016

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that 222 buildings have been installed with rooftop solar panels and connected to the grid in October this year as part of its Shams initiative.

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  • World's tallest, largest, smartest government building is taking shape in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 06 , 2016

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has started construction of a new headquarters in the Cultural Village in Al Jadaf - Al-Sheraa, which will be the tallest, largest and smartest net Zero Energy Building (ZEB) in the world.

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  • 5,000 new homes in Dubai, building construction up by 90%

    United Arab Emirates November 03 , 2016

    Construction in Dubai has gone up by 90.6% this year as compared to the number of buildings completed in 2015, according to a data released by the Dubai Statistics Centre.

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  • Dubai Government chooses HSBC to arrange $3 billion airport financing

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2016

    The Dubai government of has picked HSBC to arrange the initial $3 billion funding of the expansion of Al Maktoum International Airport, according to a statement on the UAE state news agency, WAM.

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  • Emaar to launch residential tower in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2016

    Dubai-based master developer Emaar Properties PJSC will be launching Al Murad, a new residential project in Al Barsha, according to company registered brokers.

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  • Macro wins FM contract with DMCC

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2016

    International facilities management company, Macro has won a 3-year Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) contract with Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) to maintain commercial tower, One JLT.

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  • DAMAC awards China Construction $150.8 million contract

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2016

    DAMAC Properties has awarded China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East) LLC (China Construction) a $150.8 million contract to build the Paramount Residences at the Paramount Tower Hotel and Residences in Dubai.

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  • Lulu announces $544.49 million plan to build three new malls in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates November 01 , 2016

    Line Investments & Property, mall development and management division of the Lulu Group International, aims to develop operate three malls in Umm Al Quwain, Sharjah and Dubai over the next two years, its biggest ever one-off investment in the UAE.

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  • UAE federal budget allocates $891 million for ministry projects & $771 million for power and water

    United Arab Emirates October 31 , 2016

    As part of the $68 billion allocated to societal development over the next 5 years, the UAE Government has assigned $891 million for federal ministry projects, and $771 million for development of UAE power and water projects, which will be implemented by the...

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  • Dubai buildings to get star ratings by the end of 2017

    United Arab Emirates October 30 , 2016

    Dubai Land Department is expecting to complete its star rating system by the end of next year which will determine rental rates for properties, both residential and commercial.

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  • Nakheel to open The Boardwalk at Palm Jumeirah shortly, Dubai’s latest shop & dine destination

    United Arab Emirates October 30 , 2016

    Nakheel’s $40.84 million Boardwalk at Palm Jumeirah, that stretches 11 km, is gearing up for its grand opening in November, aiming to become a new destination in Dubai to stroll, shop and dine.

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  • $299.4 million Cityland Mall in Dubai will be the world’s first mall with botanical features

    United Arab Emirates October 27 , 2016

    The Cityland Group will build a 1.6 million sq ft mall complex featuring 1.13 million sq ft of leasable space with a “colossal green reserve” at its core.

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  • More than 50% of construction completed on phase 2 of Dubai solar park

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2016

    Shuaa Energy 1, the primary investor and developer for the second phase of the Mohammad bin Rashid Solar Park has announced that it has crossed the 50% threshold for construction of the project.

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  • Construction set to start on the $272.3 million Gate Avenue at DIFC

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2016

    Dubai’s new urban premium lifestyle, cultural and entertainment development Gate Avenue will soon begin construction at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

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  • Expo 2020 construction – progress and re-purposing afterwards

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2016

    The Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau has provided a progress update on the construction of Expo 2020, which will be inaugurated in just four years.

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  • MENA prepares for mega events with $245 billion railway projects

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2016

    Gearing up for mega events such as the Expo 2020 Dubai and 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, railway and metro schemes worth $245 billion are currently being planned in Middle East and North Africa.

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  • New $73.5 million institute in Dubai to support 6% growth for MENA design sector

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2016

    The Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) to be set up by leading Dubai organisations in collaboration with US-based design schools MIT and Parsons, with plans to welcome its first students by fall 2018.

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  • Water gets released into Dubai Canal

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2016

    Water has been released in Dubai Canal for the first time during its three year period of construction as part of a testing process.

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  • Dubai’s 3D printing industry receives $100 million boost

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2016

    US multinational software corporation Autodesk announced its partnership with Dubai Future Foundation to offer investment from their new $100 million fund to entrepreneurs and start-ups in the 3D printing industry.

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  • UAE raises clean energy target to 27% by 2021

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2016

    The UAE is raising its target for clean energy from 24% to 27% by 2021 as part of its commitment to global efforts to fight climate change.

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  • $136.13 million development to become new social and retail hub in Dubai, opening next year

    United Arab Emirates October 20 , 2016

    A new shopping mall and hotel are set to open in Motor City early next year, as part of an investment worth $136.13 million.

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  • $272 million Marasi Business Bay Promenade to open next month

    United Arab Emirates October 19 , 2016

    Expected to be the region’s first purpose-built yachting destination, the Marasi Business Bay Promenade is scheduled to open next month, Dubai Properties has announced.

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  • Dubai ranked GCC's smartest city in Navigant survey

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2016

    Dubai has emerged as the Middle East’s leading smart city, according to a study conducted by global research firm Navigant Consulting.

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  • New 45-storey residential tower in Downtown Dubai by SP International

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2016

    Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) International Property Developers has announced the launch of Imperial Avenue in Downtown Dubai, its first real estate project outside India.

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  • Azizi Developments announces $117 million project in Dubai’s Al Furjan district

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2016

    UAE-based real estate developer, Azizi Developments, has announced its newest project, Azizi Plaza, in the district of Al Furjan.

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  • SAP says they can save Dubai $5 billion in bold new infrastructure plans

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2016

    SAP UAE Managing Director, Tayfun Topkoc, has announced that the company can save the government more than $5 billion over the next five years.

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  • Three new properties announced by Ascott in Saudi

    Saudi Arabia October 18 , 2016

    CapitaLand’s wholly owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), continues to extend its footprint in the Middle East announcing new contracts to manage three properties in Saudi Arabia, including its first in the Islamic holy city of...

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  • Dubai Canal begins work on pedestrian bridge

    United Arab Emirates October 17 , 2016

    Installation works have begun on a major pedestrian bridge over the Dubai Canal near Al Safa Bridge.

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  • Q3 2016 Dubai Real Estate Market Report released today

    United Arab Emirates October 17 , 2016

    The third quarter 2016 real estate review, issued by local consulting firm ValuStrat, has shown that half of the freehold apartment locations monitored by the ValuStrat Price Index have initiated a gradual price recovery, whilst most freehold villa locations...

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  • $8.17 billion Desert Rose project well on track

    United Arab Emirates October 16 , 2016

    Expected to house 160,000 people, work on the ambitious $8.17 billion Desert Rose smart satellite city has reached a detailed design stage.

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  • $272 million phase of Dubai Design District begins

    United Arab Emirates October 13 , 2016

    Construction work has begun on the $272 million second phase of the Dubai Design District (d3), the hub for designers.

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  • First units at Dubai South handed over by Damac

    United Arab Emirates October 13 , 2016

    Damac has finished work on its first Dubai South project, Damac Maison de Ville Tenora hotel apartment, and has started handing over its units.

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  • $41 million project to house 8,000 by UAE facilities management firm

    United Arab Emirates October 13 , 2016

    Farnek will invest around $41 million for a new staff accommodation centre at DIP, which will also incorporate a complete energy management system.

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  • Private sector to drive demand for steel

    United Arab Emirates October 12 , 2016

    Private companies in the UAE will continue to drive demand for steel, with production remaining unchanged at around 3 million tonnes, despite a global slowdown in consumption.

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  • Dubai buildings to be disabled friendly by 2020

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2016

    Authorities are currently reviewing a code that advocates old areas and buildings to be retrofitted to be disabled friendly by 2020 and all new projects to comply with the regulations. Accessibility will no longer be an afterthought but incorporated into...

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  • Dubai South gearing up to become UAE’s business aviation hub

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2016

    The new airport in Dubai South is aiming to be the region’s main business aviation gateway to the UAE. Formerly known as Dubai World Central, the 145 sq km purpose-built city that includes Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai South currently has three major...

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  • $15m Dubai hotel deal is first in a bundle of projects by Egypt’s Arab Contractors

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2016

    The $15 million Dubai hotel construction contract is the first phase in a bundle of projects worth $163 million, company says.

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  • China raises $35 billion for the construction of Egypt’s new capital city

    Egypt October 11 , 2016

    China has committed to investing $35 billion to support Egypt in building its new capital city. China Fortune Land Development (CFLD) plans to invest $20 billion for the as-yet unnamed $45 billion new Egyptian capital city over the next 10 years.

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  • Emaar breaks ground on world’s tallest tower

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2016

    The skyscraper will anchor the redevelopment of the Dubai Creek

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  • Dubai Municipality approves projects worth $4.2m

    United Arab Emirates October 10 , 2016

    The projects are part of a government strategy to improve services and are designed to meet green building standards

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  • Expert predicts 4% growth for the UAE construction sector, as $45 billion in contracts are lined up for 2017

    United Arab Emirates October 10 , 2016

    With 2017 bringing us closer to Expo 2020 Dubai, construction work is moving apace on projects such as Dubai Creek Harbour and Dubai South. It therefore comes as no surprise that the construction sector in the UAE is forecast to grow by approximately 4% next...

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  • Arabtec awarded $92 million new 5 star hotel project in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 09 , 2016

    Dubai construction contractor, Arabtec Holding, has made public the news that it has been awarded a $92.5 million contract for the construction of a new five-star hotel in Dubai.

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  • Dubai to wrap up 2.5bn in fundraising for metro extension this year

    United Arab Emirates October 09 , 2016

    $1.5 billion of this debt is backed by export credit agencies (ECAs) while the rest is a commercial loan, sources say

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  • Construction started on Middle East’s largest solar rooftop project

    United Arab Emirates October 09 , 2016

    Dubai-based ports operator DP World has begun construction on the largest distributed solar rooftop project in the Middle East. The project will see the installation of 88,000 solar panels that will produce enough clean power for 3,000 homes a year.

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  • DC Aviation Al-Futtaim breaks ground on Dubai South facility

    United Arab Emirates October 05 , 2016

    The company has commenced work on its second hangar, adding 6,800 sqm of covered space to the existing DCAF business aviation terminal

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  • Arabtec to build new hotel in Dubai Internet City

    October 04 , 2016

    The UAE’s largest listed builder, Arabtec, confirmed that it has been awarded a contract to build a hotel in Dubai Internet City.

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  • RTA to complete works on Dubai Canal project in November

    October 03 , 2016

    Cleansing the water, removal of the sedimentation and refilling it from the sea are part of the works to be completed

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  • DEWA awards 3D-printed laboratory project to Convrgnt Value Engineering

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2016

    The laboratory will be built as part of the Research & Development (R&D) centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

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  • GCC moves Etihad Rail deadline from 2018 to 2021

    October 01 , 2016

    Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, who also chairs the Federal Transport Authority’s Land and Maritime department said: “the decision to move the deadline from 2018 to 2021 was taken at a meeting between GCC Transport Ministers in April and it is likely to be...

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  • Canadian firm wins Dubai Investments Park contract to design a new storm water and groundwater drainage network

    September 29 , 2016

    Dubai Investments Park (DIP), one of the largest integrated commercial, industrial and residential communities in the Middle East, has signed an agreement with Canadian firm, MWH to design a new storm water and groundwater drainage network within the...

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  • Al Thuriah Launches Sahara Tower 6, built to the UAE’s Green Building regulations and specifications

    September 29 , 2016

    - Sahara Tower 6 to be completed in Dec 2019. - One, two and three bedroom apartment units. - Foundation is laid and development is underway.

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  • Mall of the World project now under Dubailand entertainment initiative

    United Arab Emirates September 28 , 2016

    Senior official gives updates on the recent developments for what will be the most extensive shopping district in the world

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  • Azizi Developments unveils AED 250 million residential project in Dubai, located near the site of Expo 2020

    September 28 , 2016

    UAE-based real estate developer, Azizi Developments, has announced its plans for its newest project, Azizi Shaista Residence, a modern, urban-luxury development located in the Al Furjan area of Dubai, close to the site of Expo 2020.

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  • Dubai Tourism begins implementation of Dubai Sustainable Tourism Initiative

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2016

    The move comes as a way to support more sustainable industry practices that benefit the hospitality industry and community

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  • Ground officially breaks on Expo 2020 site

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2016

    More than 4.7 million cubic metres of sand has been moved ahead of the main construction phase

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  • Cave of Miracles approved for Dubai Quran Park project

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2016

    The project consists of 12 gardens, containing plants mentioned in the Holy Quran, in addition to solar trees with a unique design inspired by the Arab and Islamic calligraphy

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  • Emaar launches new beachfront project in Dubai Marina

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2016

    The centrepiece of the development will be a tower measuring over 290 metres in height.

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  • UAE construction only 10% complete, says expert

    September 26 , 2016

    Exhibition Director of PMV Live and MEC, James A. Meltz, gives us an exclusive glimpse into some of the insights arising from the annual Advisory Panel meeting, attended by some of the UAE’s top drawer industry leaders.

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  • Zurn Industries opens 930sqm warehouse facility in Jafza

    United Arab Emirates September 25 , 2016

    The facility will be used to service customers and partners in the Middle East, Africa and Asia

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  • PPPs to provide greater opportunities for GCC contractors

    September 25 , 2016

    Study reveals that the adoption of the PPP model has proven strongest in the UAE, Kuwait and Egypt as the countries with the most developed project pipelines

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  • Saudi Binladin seeks second loan extension on Grand Mosque

    Saudi Arabia September 21 , 2016

    The ban on SBG was lifted in May but a cash squeeze has left it struggling under an estimated $30 billion in debt owed to local and international lenders, an amount large enough to cause potential stress for the Saudi banking system

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  • ‘Brexit’ move tips scale in GCC’s favor

    September 21 , 2016

    New report sheds light on new economic reality for GCC countries after Brexit

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  • GE unveils new technology to strengthen efficiency of region's solar industry

    September 20 , 2016

    GE's Silicon Carbide technology provides 99% European Union level power conversion efficiency, enabling unprecedented productivity

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  • Extrusions every way, shape or form

    September 20 , 2016

    A co-founder of the Windows, Doors and Facades (WDF) event, Gulf Extrusions is making an impact in the world of aluminium extrusions with a brand new product line

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  • The launch of the first ever Windows, Doors & Façades event

    September 19 , 2016

    Trade show highlights solutions on how to balance complex design with safe materials

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  • Alumil provides platinum service

    September 18 , 2016

    The company will provide insight and expertise at this year’s event as an industry leader in aluminium systems

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  • Dubai's DP World wins 30 year concession for port project in Somaliland

    United Arab Emirates September 06 , 2016

    The Red Sea Port of Berbera project will focus on containers, with the capability to handle other types of cargo

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  • UPDATE: Jumeirah Central project to be built in phases

    United Arab Emirates September 05 , 2016

    The project will be home to around 35,000 residents and will host 100,000 people annually when it is completed

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  • GCC delivers on $2 trillion mega-projects with European best practices

    September 05 , 2016

    GCC planners and developers are localising best practices from Europe to enhance the worker and visitor experience

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  • Dubai announces Jumeirah Central mega-project

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2016

    The new development is said to be a "futuristic mini-city" accomedating100 million visitors

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  • Six firms chosen for Nakheel’s Jebel Ali project

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2016

    A construction tender is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2017 and is anticipated for completion in 2020

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  • Bloom Properties unveils Bloom Heights in Jumeirah Village Circle

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2016

    The project is expected to offer estimated yields of up to 11 per cent

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  • MAG Property Development Reports Robust Growth for Q3

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2016

    AED 5 billion of projects delivered with another 5 billion of projects in development

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  • Green Technologies for greener facades

    September 04 , 2016

    Green Technologies is a boutique high-end MEP consultancy company, specialising in Energy and HVAC systems in buildings, especially as it relates to optimizing energy and sustainability

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  • Mall of the World project shifts to new location

    United Arab Emirates September 01 , 2016

    Dubai Holding says a new location comes from a need to spread Dubai’s mega-developments across a wider area

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  • DAFZA signs landmark MoU with China to strengthen ties between Asia, Middle East

    September 01 , 2016

    Agreement aims to exchange expertise and experiences as well as expand bilateral cooperation

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  • 210m walkway links Dubai Metro to Ibn Battuta Mall

    United Arab Emirates August 31 , 2016

    The new walkway will allow passengers of buses and nearby metro station direct access to the mall.

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  • Fire engulfs 28-floor Abu Dhabi tower under construction

    United Arab Emirates August 31 , 2016

    The incident is one of several fires that have hit high-rise buildings over the last two months

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  • Brookfield Multiplex re-brands to Multiplex

    August 31 , 2016

    The contracting company will remain under the ownership of Brookfield Business Partners (BBU)

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  • Brexit begins to hit Dubai property sector

    United Arab Emirates August 30 , 2016

    Straw poll of real estate firms by propertyfinder.ae finds some UK sellers dropping prices, while Brit investors are more cautious

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  • DEWA awards construction contract for 400kv series reactor

    United Arab Emirates August 29 , 2016

    DEWA also continues to develop its projects by completing, installing and launching substations across Dubai

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  • Six firms currently bidding for Dubai Library project

    United Arab Emirates August 28 , 2016

    The contract is expected to be awarded within the next two months

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  • wasl Group launches ‘Port Views’

    United Arab Emirates August 28 , 2016

    The new project is spread over an area of 1 million sq. ft. with more than 1,477 residential units

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  • Sobha Group announces release of new freehold apartments

    United Arab Emirates August 24 , 2016

    Sobha Group is releasing luxurious and exclusive eight storey apartment buildings in Dubai Water Canal

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  • Furthering the Region’s Green Agenda

    United Arab Emirates August 23 , 2016

    H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, MD and CEO of Dubai Water and Electricity Authority and Chairman of World Green Economy Summit expresses his pride on Dubai's green initiatives and exactly why it is imperative...

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  • Palm Jumeirah's One Palm residential tower project on track

    United Arab Emirates August 23 , 2016

    One Palm residential tower will hold 90 residents and stand at 100 metres tall

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  • Dubai's Nakheel announces $16bn recovery

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2016

    Dubai developer Nakheel has finished recovering from 2009 debt crisis

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  • UAE sees AED70bn in real estate investments in first half of 2016

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2016

    DLD Report states that UAE real estate sector continues to thrive even at a time of global general slowdown

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  • RTA completes 80% of the construction of the Al Houdh Interchange

    United Arab Emirates August 21 , 2016

    Completion of all project works expected by the end of November this year

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  • Tamleek Real Estate Co. over sees sales of Kempinski Residences

    United Arab Emirates August 21 , 2016

    Gemstone Real Estate Development appoints Tamleek Real Estate Co. to handle marketing and sales of Kempinski Residences in Business Bay

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  • DEWA awards $4.44mn Jebel Ali Power Station contract

    United Arab Emirates August 21 , 2016

    International company will provide advisory services contract to develop a new plant to desalinate seawater using reverse osmosis

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  • Construction challenge: Reducing carbon footprints in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates August 21 , 2016

    Dr Alaa Ashmawy, Chairman of the Gaia Awards talks about the steps the construction industry in the UAE is taking to reduce emissions

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  • Azizi developers acquires plots in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates August 18 , 2016

    Azizi Developers has invested more than $1.22 billion in Dubai's real estate sector

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  • DP World to explore trade uses for Hyperloop

    United Arab Emirates August 18 , 2016

    The technology could have the potential to carry people or goods at speeds of up to 1,200km/h

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  • Over 25,000 buildings under construction in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates August 17 , 2016

    Construction projects in Dubai have increased by 20% in the last year, according to Dubai Municipality

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  • Nakheel begins work on $245 million Deira Islands resort

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2016

    Developer is working in a JV with RIU Hotels & Resorts on the 800-room resort and waterpark

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  • Deira islands to get waterpark resort

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2016

    Dubai's Nakheel said that Deira deserves a waterpark just like Jumeirah’s Wild Wadi and Atlantis’ Aquaventure

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  • Arabtec announces half year losses of $62.4mn

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2016

    Figure is significantly improved on same period last year, when developer reported losses of $353mn

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  • DEWA installs 400kv power transformer at the Hassyan Clean Coal project

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2016

    DEWA announced a number of other contracts for the project, which combined are worth $53.65mn

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  • Dubai Parks and Resorts to open its doors on October 31st

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2016

    The much-anticipated destination will include three theme parks and a retail, dining and entertainment 'experience'

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  • Net Profit drops 37.4% in Dubai's Damac Properties

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2016

    DAMAC Properties reported a 37.4% fall in second-quarter net profit on Sunday.

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  • How knowledge of Finance will keep engineers safe

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2016

    Expert expresses the importance of professionals in the construction industry to know the basics of finance

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 GCC aviation projects

    August 14 , 2016

    With growing populations and a build of massive tourist attractions, investment in aviation projects is at an all time high across the GCC. With more development in the sector, the growing influx of visitors, whether for business or pleasure, is fueling the...

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  • Nakheel awards $32mn contract to build showroom complex at Dragon City

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2016

    Contract has been awarded to Al Ghurair Contracting & Engineering Works, with 18 showrooms and a multi-storey car park to be built

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  • More floating homes in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates August 11 , 2016

    Dubai gets more luxury floating homes from Dutch developer

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  • Nakheel floats tenders for new hotels at Dragon City and Ibn Battuta Mall

    United Arab Emirates August 11 , 2016

    Developer will build a 295-room hotel at Dragon City and 375-room hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall

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  • Nakheel awards $408.4m construction contract for new retail hub

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2016

    Nakheel’s leisure project, Al Khail Avenue, is adding a 252-room hotel to the new complex

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  • DAMAC Properties announces plots within international golf community

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2016

    DAMAC launches AKOYA Imagine Plots in award-winning Dubai Golf Community

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  • Transco preparing to float number of power and water tenders

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2016

    Abu Dhabi Transmission & Despatch Company is looking for companies to provide consultancy, supply and modification services

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  • Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 15 minutes could be journey of the future

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2016

    Dubai is to hold 'Build Earth Live' contest in September, with experts from around the world to showcase 'Hyperloop' designs

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  • Emaar unveils homes near Dubai Opera

    United Arab Emirates August 08 , 2016

    The international launch of the project underlines the strong demand from discerning investors

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  • Shaikh Mohammad approves RTA's 2030 plan

    United Arab Emirates August 08 , 2016

    Shaikh Mohammad approves 2030 strategic plan at Umm Ramool, RTA HQ

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  • Fire engulfs construction site at Dubai's Jumeirah Village Circle

    United Arab Emirates August 07 , 2016

    Firefighters took on a raging fire that broke out at a building under construction in a residential area in Dubai

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  • Industrial rents dry out with summer months

    United Arab Emirates August 07 , 2016

    Core Real Estate research shows that Dubai's industrial rents have fallen

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 GCC Transport Projects in 2017

    August 07 , 2016

    Rail infrastructure is emerging as a heavyweight sector in the Gulf. With 19% of $2trn net value of GCC projects in pre-execution for the transport industry, it comes second only to construction, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE coming out as the strongest...

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  • Russian investor’s return to Dubai property market

    United Arab Emirates August 04 , 2016

    Purchases from Russia made up 17% of overall investments in July, up three times from the beginning of the year

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  • Building management systems not being fully utlilised, says Imdaad

    United Arab Emirates August 04 , 2016

    Firms says that 80% of building management systems are currently being manually operated

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  • Kleindienst Group plans mixed group project for Dubai Expo 2020

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2016

    Kleindienst & Partners is working on a mixed group project for the European Union in Dubai for Expo 2020

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  • Nakheel construction tender open for bids

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2016

    Dubai's Nakheel issues construction tender for a three-star hotel in Dragon City, bids open till September 25, 2016

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  • Dubai aims to double the rate of energy efficiency by 2030

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2016

    Dubai Supreme Council is working to double the rate of energy efficiency by 2030 by joining hands with Emirates GBC

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  • Farnek acquires Smashing! Cleaning Services.

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2016

    The company has a turnover of $2.7mn, and 65 technicians that manage over 2,500 customers

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  • Main building approved for Dubai Safari project

    United Arab Emirates August 01 , 2016

    The main building will include a theatre that can accommodate 1,000 people, with an external metal structure, a clean energy production park, and an interactive play area for children

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  • Tristar wins contract to deliver infrastructure works at Dubai South

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2016

    Master developer Dubai South awards the contract for work at its flagship Residential District

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  • Imdaad wins waste management deal with Union Coop

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2016

    Leading FM and waste management firm to implement retail waste management solutions for supermarket chain

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 biggest castles in the world

    July 31 , 2016

    Castles were meant to be unbeatable structures that showed off the power of the Empire. Here's a list of the top ten biggest castles in the world.

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  • Aziz pre-launches serviced apartments project

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2016

    The Montrell project will be located in Al Furjan, and will offer 222 units to buyers

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  • Dubai's Emaar Malls Q2 profit rises 11.2%

    United Arab Emirates July 28 , 2016

    Quarterly revenue was 785 million dirhams, up from 721 million dirhams a year earlier.

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  • DP World signs MoU to develop Kaohsiung Port’s Terminal 7 in Taiwan

    United Arab Emirates July 28 , 2016

    Agreement has been signed with state-run Taiwan International Ports Corporation

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  • Dubai Properties launches Bellevue Tower 2

    United Arab Emirates July 27 , 2016

    Bellevue Tower 1 was launched in June this year to high investor demand

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  • Nakheel posts $803mn profit for first half of 2016

    United Arab Emirates July 27 , 2016

    The profit represents a 4% increase on the same period in 2015

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  • 54,000 new hotel rooms in UAE pipeline

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2016

    The busiest year's for for project openings will be 2017 and 2018 including the Paramount Hotel Dubai and the Hard Rock Hotel Abu Dhabi

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  • Jumeirah Golf Estates launches phase two of Redwood Park community

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2016

    Buyer confidence apparently boosted by the recent announcement that construction of phase one had reached over 80% completion

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  • Land prices likely to rise along Dubai Route Expo

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2016

    Developers are expected to take advantage of accessibility afforded by the network

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  • First phase of Damac's Akoya Imagine project sold out

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2016

    The first phase of sales attracted purchases from investors from 26 countries, with the second phase to take place on July 30

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  • Dubai property prices remain stable in Q2 2016

    United Arab Emirates July 24 , 2016

    Buyers remain cautious, with the highest demand for off-plan sales from reputed developers

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  • Hill International bags contracts on two Kuwaiti hospitals

    Kuwait July 24 , 2016

    Company will provide project and construction management services, in a deal that will net the company $13.1mn

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  • Ezdan installs water saving devices at Al Wukair residential project

    Qatar July 24 , 2016

    Company has been installed about 262,000 water saving devices in more than 15,000 residential units

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  • Fire breaks out at Sulafa Tower in Dubai Marina

    United Arab Emirates July 20 , 2016

    Fire and police crews are at the blaze, while videos show debris falling from the building

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  • Empower signs contract to provide cooling plants to Nakheel

    United Arab Emirates July 20 , 2016

    The $409mn deal will see Empower provide six cooling plants in the two locations, to provide 260,000 refrigeration tons (RT) for the 400 buildings.

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  • GCC spending on facades to grow to $12bn by 2024

    United Arab Emirates July 20 , 2016

    Architects and developers need to prioritise lower heating and air conditioning costs to achieve energy efficiency, report finds

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  • Brexit unlikely to have lasting effect on Dubai market, says report

    United Arab Emirates July 19 , 2016

    Any negative impact on Dubai is expected to be 'temporary', according to JLL

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  • Jezeera Airways given permission to build new terminal at Kuwait International Airport

    Kuwait July 19 , 2016

    The request was approved by the Kuwait Council of Ministers, with the intent of helping to ease passenger congestion at the country's only primary airport

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  • Emirati HSE officers to become mandatory from 2017

    United Arab Emirates July 18 , 2016

    Department of Human Resources and Emiratisation says that local officers will be situated on all sites with more than 500 workers from the beginning of next year

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  • RTA completes road project in Al Barsha South 2

    United Arab Emirates July 18 , 2016

    The construction works on the internal roads total 16km, and include infrastructural works such as rainwater drainage network, revamping electricity, water and irrigation grids

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  • Dubai South awards contracts worth $270mn

    United Arab Emirates July 17 , 2016

    A number of contracts have been signed with a number of companies, including Parsons Corporation, Atkins Global, and Tristar Engineering & Construction

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  • EFS Facilities Services wins $4.08mn contract from Dubai Real Estate Corporation

    United Arab Emirates July 17 , 2016

    The company will provide facilities management services at Karama Residential Development

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  • 47 firms caught flouting midday work ban in UAE

    United Arab Emirates July 17 , 2016

    The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has recorded 99.8% level of compliance for the midday break

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  • Report: Arabtec Holding granted $108.9mn debt facility by shareholder

    United Arab Emirates July 14 , 2016

    Abu Dhabi state fund Aabar Investments agrees to facility to help Arabtec weather challenging market conditions

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  • Dubai's observation wheel given new name

    United Arab Emirates July 13 , 2016

    The soon-to-be world’s highest observation wheel has hit a new construction milestone, and been given a rebrand

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  • Large majority of Dubai property delayed in Q2

    United Arab Emirates July 12 , 2016

    Almost 71% of residential units slated for completion in the second quarter of the year have been delayed

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  • New Dubai hotel to feature rooftop VOX cinema

    United Arab Emirates July 12 , 2016

    The Aloft Hotel - which will be connected to City Centre Deira - will boast a rooftop cinema and cinematic themed floor

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  • Damac launches Beach at Navitas Hotel & Residences

    United Arab Emirates July 12 , 2016

    Developer says the project is a collection of golf and beach-style living apartments set within AKOYA Oxygen master development

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  • Dubai Silicon Oasis completes new $15.25mn student accommodation

    United Arab Emirates July 11 , 2016

    The project was undertaken after analysis found 'definite shortage in supply' in Dubai

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  • Fujairah National Construction Company wins Mag 5 Boulevard deal

    United Arab Emirates July 11 , 2016

    MAG 5 Property Development has awarded the main contractor contract for its $190mn affordable housing project

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  • Penspen and Dar Al Handasah JV clinches Kuwait pipeline deal

    Kuwait July 11 , 2016

    The joint venture will manage the engineering, procurement and construction of a new gas and condensate pipeline

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  • Dubai Opera House work to complete in August

    United Arab Emirates July 10 , 2016

    The project is showing ‘good progress’ with the concrete and steel structure works completed.

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  • Jumeirah Bridge set for full opening in July

    United Arab Emirates July 10 , 2016

    The build, which is part of Phase II of the Dubai Water Canal project, is to complete this month

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  • Construction begins on Six Flags Dubai

    United Arab Emirates July 05 , 2016

    The second phase of the development has started, with the Dubai Parks and Resorts attraction is expected to open in late 2019

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  • EPC contract awarded for Phase 1 of Hassyan clean energy project

    United Arab Emirates July 04 , 2016

    The first unit of the breakthrough projectis expected to be operational by March 2020 - before Expo 2020 in Dubai

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  • Aramco's Midyan Gas Plant to complete before end of 2016

    Saudi Arabia July 03 , 2016

    The project broke ground in 2013, and will produce power that is vital to keep up with growing demand in Saudi Arabia

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  • Najibi launches 'active lifestyle' theme park in Australia

    United Arab Emirates July 03 , 2016

    The $297mn project will be located on Australia's sunshine coast, with construction slated to begin in 2017

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  • Farnek bags IMG Worlds of Adventure MEP contract

    United Arab Emirates July 03 , 2016

    The firm has been awarded an initial 15-month contract, which will include MEP maintenance of the full IMG Worlds of Adventure site

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  • Dubai Expo 2020 infrastructure work to begin 'shortly'

    United Arab Emirates June 29 , 2016

    Government minister says that Dubai is hoping to complete all major construction on the site a full year before the event's opening ceremony

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  • Dubai Parks to waive rights to Six Flags exclusivity in Saudi

    Saudi Arabia June 29 , 2016

    Saudi Arabia is in talks with Six Flags to open theme parks in the Kingdom, a plan that is part the country's Saudi vision 2030 to increase tourism

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  • Consortium wins $2.89bn deal to build Dubai Metro extension

    United Arab Emirates June 29 , 2016

    The 'Route 2020' line project will add 15km to the emirate's metro network, and will begin before the end of the year

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  • Abu Dhabi's Masdar in talks for $800m loan to fund solar park

    United Arab Emirates June 28 , 2016

    Masdar's chief executive officer revealed that the company was in talks with several UAE-based banks for a loan

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  • Trojan wins $270mn deal to build Emaar's Mira Oasis

    United Arab Emirates June 28 , 2016

    Trojan General Contracting has been awarded the contract to build the second phase of the Dubai project

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  • ACC to build new Mashreq HQ in Downtown Dubai

    United Arab Emirates June 27 , 2016

    Contractor will complete the 35-storey tower in 28 months, with the completion date pencilled in for April 2019

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  • Masdar, DEWA team up for third phase of record-breaking solar park in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates June 27 , 2016

    The Mohammed bin Rashid Al maktoum Solar Park is the largest single-site solar park in the world with a planned capacity of 5,000MW by 2030

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  • Smart Dubai showcases Happiness Agenda strategy at DEWA

    United Arab Emirates June 27 , 2016

    It is the first in a plan of meetings that the SDO intends to hold with its strategic partners to explain Smart Dubai initiative for implementing the Happiness Agenda

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  • Damac awards $817mn of contracts in first half of 2016

    United Arab Emirates June 27 , 2016

    The developer has awarded 25 construction and consultancy contracts during the first six months of the year

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  • Dubai ruler launches 2030 Dubai Industrial Strategy

    United Arab Emirates June 26 , 2016

    The strategy aims to develop and implement long-term industrial policies to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of the industrial sector in Dubai and across its free zones.

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  • Cayan Group eyes plots in Dubai South

    United Arab Emirates June 26 , 2016

    The group is looking at buying land after a decree was issued last week allowing non-UAE citizens full ownership of land for three plots in Dubai South

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  • UAE hotels in talks to open near Jeddah Tower

    Saudi Arabia June 26 , 2016

    Jumeirah Group and Rotana Hotels are some of the hotels in negotiations to open in the new district near the new tower

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  • Abu Dhabi Municipality completes permanent footbridge

    United Arab Emirates June 26 , 2016

    The bridge is in the vicinity of the Shiekh Zayed Grand Mosque, and has been designed with accessibility in mind

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  • GCC Fuels $100bn in airport construction projects

    June 23 , 2016

    Comfortable airport terminals key for growing passenger numbers, announces airport consultancy

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  • Imdaad laucnhes innovative green solution for spent CFLs

    June 23 , 2016

    Discarded fluorescent bulbs to be collected & recycled to avoid landfill disposal

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  • Dubai Clean Energy Strategy on track

    United Arab Emirates June 22 , 2016

    The strategy aims to provide 7 per cent of Dubai’s energy from clean energy sources by 2020

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  • New law allows non-UAE citizens to buy land in Dubai South

    United Arab Emirates June 21 , 2016

    The decision adds new land plots to the freehold area in Dubai World Central available for non-UAE nationals in Dubai

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  • Six Flags announces theme park in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia June 21 , 2016

    A senior official has announced plans for the Kingdom's first theme park as yet another step in support of "Vision 2030"

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  • Dubai wins bid to host World Real Estate Congress

    United Arab Emirates June 20 , 2016

    The announcement boosts the city's growth as a leading global hub for investment and contributes towards its maturing real estate market

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  • Al Ashram Investments, Aramex sign strategic agreement

    United Arab Emirates June 15 , 2016

    The company will build Aramex’s new Express Courier Facility in Dubai on a build-to-suit/ leaseback basis

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  • Al-Futtaim Engineering wins elevator maintenance contract

    United Arab Emirates June 15 , 2016

    The company has been awarded a contract to maintain 22 Hitachi Elevators at Burj Al Salam Tower

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  • Dubai rent prices at lowest point in 2 years

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2016

    Prices are expected to continue to fall in the coming months

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  • Nakheel awards $1m contract at Dubai's Deira Islands

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2016

    The STP and lifting station are expected to be completed by the end of 2017

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  • Saudi Arabia in talks to introduce dancing fountains

    Saudi Arabia June 14 , 2016

    Company that designed the Dubai Fountain in talks with Saudi officials for Jeddah Economic City Mall

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  • Positive outlook for Dubai's residential market

    United Arab Emirates June 13 , 2016

    According to a report, the prime residential market will benefit from limited availability in the few established areas and the steady demand

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  • $3bn in contracts awarded To Emirati companies participating in UAE Nuclear Energy Programme

    United Arab Emirates June 13 , 2016

    More than 1,400 UAE-based companies are contributing to the construction of the country's first nuclear energy plant

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  • Dubai ruler endorses EC3 project for EXPO 2020

    United Arab Emirates June 12 , 2016

    The facility will be the first of its kind in the Middle East in controlling, coordinating and integrating various transit modes

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  • Height of world's next tallest tower revealed

    United Arab Emirates June 08 , 2016

    New details about the tower have been revealed by Emaar Properties' Chairman on Tuesday

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  • Musanada Completes 40% of Abu Dhabi Airport interchange

    United Arab Emirates June 08 , 2016

    The $184.3mn project includes the development of the highway interchange of Abu Dhabi international airport

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  • Dubai house prices hit plateau

    United Arab Emirates June 07 , 2016

    The May 2016 ValuStrat Price Index (VPI) showed that there’s a “clear trend of a plateau” in Dubai’s residential prices

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  • Dusit to break ground on new Dubai project

    United Arab Emirates June 07 , 2016

    The Dusit Princess ACES Dubai will be located in the Jumeirah Village Circle

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  • DP World wins 50 year deal to develop Ecuador Port

    United Arab Emirates June 07 , 2016

    The contract is worth $500mn, and includes the purchase of land, dredging, access roads and container berths

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  • DAMAC offers Phase 2 of Ghalia Hotel

    United Arab Emirates June 06 , 2016

    Located in Dubai South, Ghalia's units are designed to provide a contemporary living experience that combines the comforts of home with the service standards of a hotel

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  • Dubai property sales stabilise

    United Arab Emirates June 05 , 2016

    There has been a marked increase in transaction levels in Q2 2016

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  • DEWA to build world's biggest Concentrated Solar Power project

    United Arab Emirates June 05 , 2016

    The project is part of a wider plan for clean energy sources to provide 75% of Dubai's power by 2050

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  • RTA launches revised strategic plan 2016-2020

    United Arab Emirates June 05 , 2016

    RTA's revised strategic plan is in line to render Dubai the smartest city in the world

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  • Companies sign major deals at Community Management Week

    United Arab Emirates June 05 , 2016

    Ras Al Khaimah Waste Management Authority and Al Qamra Facilities Management ink 15-year healthcare waste deal

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  • REPORT: Property prices rise in Dubai’s affordable areas

    United Arab Emirates June 02 , 2016

    The market is showing signs of bottoming out after a 17% decline in transaction levels, says Asteco

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  • Majid Al Futtaim to boost investment to $13bn by 2026

    United Arab Emirates June 02 , 2016

    Around $8 billion (AED30 billion) worth of investments are expected over the next 10 years

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  • Dubai property prices down 7.5% on last year

    United Arab Emirates June 01 , 2016

    April saw a month-on-month drop in property sale prices in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, according to Reidin.

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  • REPORT: GCC projects worth $2trn in pipeline

    United Arab Emirates June 01 , 2016

    Construction, transport and power are forecast to be the leading sectors, with shares of 52 per cent, 19 per cent and 11 per cent.

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  • Dubai Properties launches two tower project in Downtown area

    United Arab Emirates May 31 , 2016

    The residential project will offer 300 properties and is expected to complete in 2019

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  • Dubai Parks & Resorts raises $460mn for Six Flags project

    United Arab Emirates May 31 , 2016

    The oversubscribed rights issue will be used to fund new park that will open in Q4 2019

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  • Burj Al Arab unveils new beach terrace

    United Arab Emirates May 31 , 2016

    The private facility at the self-styled seven star hotel stretches out 100m into the sea

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  • Dubai investors urged to explore ‘less visible’ opportunities

    United Arab Emirates May 30 , 2016

    Sectors such as education, serviced apartments and industrial reported to be gaining traction with investors

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  • RTA awards $191m deals for Dubai Water Canal

    United Arab Emirates May 29 , 2016

    Work on phase 4 and 5 is expected to be completed by September this year.

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  • Expo 2020 Dubai partners with Emirates

    United Arab Emirates May 29 , 2016

    Emirates’ extensive route network to over 150 destinations means that it is well placed to support Expo 2020 Dubai in attracting 25 million visitors, 70% of whom are expected to travel internationally to visit the Expo.

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  • New Muscat airport project to complete in 2016

    Oman May 29 , 2016

    Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Salim al Futaisi, Omani Minister of Transport and Communications, says 91% of work on MC3 package is complete

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  • Mohammad Bin Rashid opens Burj Al Arab Terrace

    United Arab Emirates May 26 , 2016

    The terrace includes Scape Restaurant, two pools, dedicated butler-serviced cabanas, and a beach area with day and sunbeds.

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  • Kuwait to sign $1bn contract with Salini, Limak for city project

    Kuwait May 26 , 2016

    It is the first phase of the planned 100,000 square kilometre urban development, which is situated in central Kuwait and is expected to house around 400,000 residents when completed.

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  • Rock solid outlook for Middle East stone industry

    United Arab Emirates May 26 , 2016

    Experts at this week's Middle East Stone event believe the future is bright, as companies look to expand at home and abroad

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  • Plans for $272m Dubai Canal project unveiled

    United Arab Emirates May 25 , 2016

    Marasi Business Bay development, launched by Dubai Properties Group, is set for completion by 2023

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  • How Dubai is reducing its waste… to zero

    United Arab Emirates May 25 , 2016

    The man responsible for Dubai Municipality’s recycling plans Abdul Majeed Abdulaziz Saifaie explains his vision of zero waste for the emirate by 2030.

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  • World’s first 3D-printed office opens in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates May 25 , 2016

    The innovative structure next to Emirates Towers in Dubai took 17 days to print, and was installed on site in two days.

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  • Solar energy student contest in Dubai to build on COP21

    United Arab Emirates May 25 , 2016

    Competition will seek to bridge gap between education and industry, trip to Munich and cash prizes await winning teams

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  • Mecca metro project delayed indefinitely

    Saudi Arabia May 25 , 2016

    The delay is due to financial restructuring, said the CEO of Mecca Mass Rail Transit

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  • Styro eyeing Dubai Expo 2020 contracts

    United Arab Emirates May 24 , 2016

    Walid Wakim, GM of Styro, says that the company hopes to hear good news before the end of the year

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  • FM industry shows positive growth despite challenging market, report says

    May 24 , 2016

    Results indicate that the FM industry has reason to expect long-term growth that will come hand-in-hand with a more demanding customer base.

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  • Elevators & Access Control: Reaching new heights

    United Arab Emirates May 24 , 2016

    The KONE People Flow Intelligence portfolio includes four product areas: access control, destination guidance, information communication, and equipment monitoring.

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  • Imdaad unveils Integrated Network Operations Centre at FM EXPO

    May 24 , 2016

    Company organises live demonstration to highlight features of intelligent command and control centre

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  • Commercial Cleaning & Hygiene: Paper towels becoming obsolete

    United Arab Emirates May 24 , 2016

    The Dyson Airblade hand dryer produces up to 71 per cent less CO2 than paper towels and is able to dry 18 pairs of hands for the price of a single paper towel.

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  • The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build: Enhancing the environment

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2016

    The company has spearheaded some of the most prestigious projects in the region including the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Mall etc.

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  • IN PICTURES: dmg events inaugurates nine shows today

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2016

    Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance opens Community Management Week (which includes five shows), INDEX, Workspace @ INDEX, Middle East Stone and Middle East Covering.

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  • dmg events opens nine shows at DWTC today

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2016

    Community Management Week, which includes five shows is taking place from May 23- 25. And INDEX, Workspace @ INDEX, Middle East Stone and Middle East Covering take place from May 23-26, 2016.

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  • Community Management Week opens today

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2016

    Educational features include Leaders in the Landscape Summit 2016, Middle East High Rise Summit, World FM Congress and and an FM Masterclass delivered by BIFM Training.

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  • The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build: The synthetic choice

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2016

    While the initial cost of installing is high, upkeep of artificial grass is much less expensive.

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  • Hamdan Bin Rashid inaugurates Community Management Week amid overwhelming response

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2016

    Brand new platform highlights sustainable community management solutions via five dedicated show brands

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  • Dubai’s going solar

    United Arab Emirates May 22 , 2016

    The global solar market is doing well. But it is changing, and the main reason for this is a shift in geographical focus. The Big 5 Hub talks to Hadi Tahboub, Vice President of the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) about Dubai’s role as a leader...

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  • Falconcity of Wonders eco-campaign to support Dubai's 'green' vision

    United Arab Emirates May 22 , 2016

    The ‘Save the Nature’ contest challenges the community to create sustainable future in support of Dubai’s ‘green’ agenda

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  • Dubai expects 2.5m Saudi tourists in 2020

    United Arab Emirates May 22 , 2016

    Visitors from the GCC countries topped the list of Dubai tourists, making up 25 per cent of the total number of tourists from around the world in Q1 2016.

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  • Midday work break to run from June 15 to September 15

    United Arab Emirates May 22 , 2016

    Workers across the country's many construction sites will break from 12.30pm to 3.30pm

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  • GCC awarded construction contract for Emaar Residences

    Saudi Arabia May 22 , 2016

    Three towers featuring 283 properties will be built on the project, which is situated in Jeddah Gate

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  • Elevators & Access Control 2016 to offer insight on green mobility solutions

    United Arab Emirates May 22 , 2016

    Middle East High Rise Summit to focus on innovative designs for construction of sustainable buildings

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  • Keilani bags $54.5mn contract to build properties in Al Furjan

    United Arab Emirates May 19 , 2016

    Dubai boasts one of the largest serviced apartment supply in the MENA region

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  • Limitless to make early $560mn payment to banks and creditors

    United Arab Emirates May 19 , 2016

    The company has successfully restructured its agreement with lenders, and will pay back more than $1.2bn in total

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  • Honeywell, Bayer Pearl to support Saudi Arabia's Montreal protocol commitments

    Saudi Arabia May 19 , 2016

    Spray foam insulation key to more energy efficient buildings in Saudi Arabia

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  • Parsons awarded UAE deep wastewater tunnels project

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2016

    The primary objectives for the project are to reduce the overall cost of treating wastewater in the Emirate

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  • SITE VISIT: Al Zorah mixed use development in Ajman

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2016

    The UAE's smallest emirate, Ajman is seeing a boom in development as it focuses on tourism and industry growth. It is proving to be one of the most exciting development destinations in the GCC.

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  • Emaar Industries & Investments acquires stake in UAE-based LFC

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2016

    EII will contribute to developing LFC's business activities and strengthen market share

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  • Healthcare projects to drive investment in GCC

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2016

    Healthcare industry is expected to need an additional 1500 beds by 2020

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  • Dubai to build new $3.4bn sewage system by 2021

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2016

    This project will save millions annually spent by the government on operating and providing maintenance works for ageing infrastructure.

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  • Dubai firm launches $136m residential project in Morocco

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2016

    The City of Green Valley Marrakech will extend over 410,000 sqm and comprise 350 villas.

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  • Airolink Building Contracting main contractor for Art Centre project

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2016

    The mall will become the first and only specialised mall in the GCC region dedicated to the furniture market

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  • Turner & Townsend wins key Al Maktoum contract

    May 17 , 2016

    Company will provide cost management services for the expansion of the airport

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  • How to get a good night’s sleep

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2016

    The latest innovation in the bedding industry, FloTemp’s Ice beds and Ice pillows are reversible, cool on one side and warm on the other.

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  • Dubai's Arabtec Q1 net loss narrows as revenue rises

    May 16 , 2016

    The firm's quarterly revenue was $528 million, versus $487 million a year earlier.

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  • Construction work begins on Dubai’s $1.2m Al Twar park

    United Arab Emirates May 16 , 2016

    The 1.1 hectare park is part of a proposal for developing new attractions for tourists and visitors to Dubai, and is in line with the government’s plans to increase greenery in residential communities.

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  • Dubai’s RTA awards $91.2m road contract

    United Arab Emirates May 16 , 2016

    The phase two of the ‘Parallel Roads’ project in Business Bay is scheduled to be completed in Q1 2018

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  • Sharjah halts cladding use pending new fire safety code

    United Arab Emirates May 16 , 2016

    The Sharjah Civil Defence would be upgrading its fire engines with GPS systems to quickly reach the location of fires.

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  • ACC wins Boulevard Point contract

    United Arab Emirates May 15 , 2016

    The 63-Storey Tower will be built in Downtown Dubai

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  • Farnek outlines cost-effective and energy-efficient facilities management

    United Arab Emirates May 15 , 2016

    Farnek CEO highlights how Dubai’s 2021 environmental goals could provide Dubai building owners with multi-million dollar savings

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  • Middle East Waste and Recycling to kick off as Dubai targets Zero Waste by 2030

    United Arab Emirates May 15 , 2016

    The UAE has adopted specific measures to achieve the ‘zero waste’ objective and successfully divert 75 per cent of waste from landfills by 2021.

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  • The future of building technology

    United Arab Emirates May 15 , 2016

    Smart skyscrapers are able to achieve significant energy savings by taking advantage of improved technology and materials in terms of structure, appliances, electrical systems, plumbing, and HVACR.

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  • REPORT: Private funding critical for big GCC projects

    May 15 , 2016

    Governments in the region are increasingly looking at the private sector as a partner to operate and finance infrastructure assets.

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  • More expats considering buying property in UAE

    United Arab Emirates May 12 , 2016

    Two thirds of expatriates said they would consider splashing out on property in the emirates

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  • IN PICTURES: Dubai Ruler reviews Mohammed bin Rashid Stadium designs

    United Arab Emirates May 11 , 2016

    Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum looked at a number of designs

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  • Dubai to issue Al Maktoum airport tender

    United Arab Emirates May 11 , 2016

    Tender expected on May 28 will be for the works to expand the airport to handle approximately up to 26.5 million passengers per year by 2025.

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  • dmg events launches successful Dubai event in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia May 11 , 2016

    Saudi Arabian facilities management industry set to touch $29 billion by 2017 at 10 per cent year-on-year growth

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  • Indian developer reveals plans for eight GCC properties

    United Arab Emirates May 11 , 2016

    The hotel group has appointed Australian real estate franchise Raine & Horne to support eight hotel openings across the GCC by 2019.

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  • Nakheel Mall construction almost 50% complete

    United Arab Emirates May 11 , 2016

    The $330mn development is located on Palm Jumeriah, and will be split over five levels

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  • Building the next ‘Smart City’ powered by the Internet of Things

    United Arab Emirates May 11 , 2016

    As the UAE ushers in a new era of advancement, much has been predicted and promised about the integration of ICT into every aspect of the completed city developments. By Gamal Emara, Country Manager - UAE, HPE Aruba

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  • Dubai's SMEs need more help from developers - report

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2016

    The emirate's 350,000+ SMEs makes up around 95% of all companies in Dubai

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  • Nakheel to showcase almost $1bn of property in UK

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2016

    The organisation will showcase nearly 1,200 residential units and land plots

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  • Follow the leader

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2016

    Senior Managing Director Dawood Bin Ozair talks about how Al Futtaim Engineering is perfectly placed to capitalise on GCC markets, specifically Qatar and Saudi Arabia

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  • Green lighting initiative launches in UAE

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2016

    The 12-month eco-programme will use awareness campaigns, community engagement and green initiatives to achieve its objectives.

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  • Dubai to introduce star rating system for buildings

    United Arab Emirates May 09 , 2016

    This forms part of Dubai Land Department's new building classification system for the emirate

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  • Dubai Courts agrees first PPP project intiative

    United Arab Emirates May 09 , 2016

    The car park will be part of a larger project, which will include the new Supreme Court

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  • Fire engulfs factory fiberglass factory in Ajman

    United Arab Emirates May 09 , 2016

    Workers were evacuated from the factory located in Ajman’s industrial area, no casualties were reported.

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  • Gemini Splendor construction begins

    United Arab Emirates May 09 , 2016

    New project will feature more than 130 properties

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  • VP views designs of Mohammed bin Rashid Stadium

    United Arab Emirates May 08 , 2016

    The stadium will include a training hall, 5,000 car park, a sports museum and conference halls

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  • Riyadh Metro to create 23,000 jobs for citizens, says governor

    Saudi Arabia May 08 , 2016

    The project is expected to create jobs for Saudis and would include training and technology transfers and a cooperation programme with universities

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  • Aabar Properties to build 1,000 units in Abu Dhabi this year

    United Arab Emirates May 08 , 2016

    The real estate company continues its commitment to Abu Dhabi with new units planned over the next couple of years

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  • Penspen seals design consultancy contract with ADNOC

    United Arab Emirates May 08 , 2016

    Firm will provide detailed engineering services for the modification and upgrade of various terminals and depot facilities

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  • Wael Allan appointed as new COO at Drake & Scull

    United Arab Emirates May 08 , 2016

    Industry veteran was previously the CEO of Arcadis

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  • 800,000m2 of Dubai office space to complete in next three years

    United Arab Emirates May 04 , 2016

    Demand is outstripping supply in some areas, boosted by start-up businesses and SMEs

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  • Danube strengthens affordable housing segment with $82m Glamz Residence

    United Arab Emirates May 04 , 2016

    Danube had successfully floated the idea of home ownership two years ago as record numbers of customers joined the sustainable affordable housing bandwagon

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  • Solar-powered plane departs California on round-the-world flight

    May 04 , 2016

    Piccard completed the trans-Pacific crossing last month, reaching San Francisco after a flight of nearly three days.

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  • Orascom Construction appoints new Non-Executive Chairman

    Egypt May 04 , 2016

    Jérôme Guiraud currently sits on the Board of OCI N.V. and is a former board member of Orascom Construction Industries S.A.E. and Lafarge

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  • Suitable management of medical waste

    United Arab Emirates May 03 , 2016

    With medical tourism set to reach 500,000 a year by 2020, the generation of medical waste in the UAE is forecast reaching 35 tons per day in 5 years.

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  • Dubai launches international centre for 3D printing

    United Arab Emirates May 02 , 2016

    Dubai 3D Printing Strategy launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid aims to 3D print 25% of buildings in Dubai by 2030.

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  • Emaar’s profit reaches $328m in Q1 2016

    United Arab Emirates May 02 , 2016

    Emaar is launching a new Retail District in Dubai Creek Harbour and expanding The Dubai Mall, in addition to rolling out 35 new hotels and serviced residences in Dubai and other international markets.

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  • DEWA receives five bids for Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

    United Arab Emirates May 02 , 2016

    The lowest recorded bid at the opening of the envelopes was US 2.99 cents per kilowatt hour.

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  • Rental yields almost 10% in Dubai's ‘affordable’ areas

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2016

    Returns in Discovery Gardens and International City leading the way

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  • Falcon-inspired design of UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 revealed

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2016

    Calatrava’s proposal was selected following a seven-month design competition managed by Abu Dhabi renewable energy company Masdar.

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  • JAFZA Bridge project announced by RTA

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2016

    Bridge will cost around $28.6mn to build and is slated to take 18 months

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  • Atlantis The Palm to get $100m revamp

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2016

    The hotel is currently in the mock-up stages to finalise the new room designs.

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  • World’s first gas-powered double-decker bus

    United Kingdom May 01 , 2016

    A major challenge in developing the bus was modifying its fuel system to ensure the bus offered an acceptable range for operators.

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  • Dubai: 25% of all buildings will be 3D printed by 2030

    United Arab Emirates April 30 , 2016

    The value of 3D printing technology based construction sector in Dubai will be $816 million (AED3bn) by 2025.

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  • Riyadh property prices stabilise in Q1 2016

    Saudi Arabia April 28 , 2016

    Around 6,000 residential units entered the Riyadh market during the first quarter of 2016, bringing the total stock to 995,000.

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  • REPORT: Dubai property prices to fall further

    United Arab Emirates April 27 , 2016

    The first quarter saw a 2.7% drop in rents, with a further drop of 3% to 5% expected later in the year.

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  • IN PICTURES: Award-winning Dubai Expo 2020 designs

    United Arab Emirates April 27 , 2016

    Thirteen of the world's leading architectural firms took part in the Expo 2020 pavilion design competition. We look at the winners.

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  • FM EXPO increases exhibition space by 25% for its 10th edition

    United Arab Emirates April 27 , 2016

    The show features 15 free-to-attend CPD-certified workshops, 6 FM Masterclasses, FM World Congress and Middle East High Rise Summit

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  • Kuwait to build $2.9bn theme park in the UK

    Kuwait April 26 , 2016

    The resort, which will feature a theme park, water park, cinema and large theatre, is expected to open in 2021.

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  • Emaar reveals plans for 35 new hotels & residences

    United Arab Emirates April 26 , 2016

    The new openings will take the total number of new hotel rooms being added by Emaar Hospitality Group in the UAE to 3,835 and the number of new serviced residences to 4,249.

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  • Syria and Russia sign $957m infrastructure deals

    Syrian Arab Republic April 26 , 2016

    The contracts entail restoring infrastructure in the war-torn Arab nation.

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  • Dubai’s IMG Worlds of Adventure theme park to open in August

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2016

    The park, which will include more than 20 rides and attractions, expects to attract 4.5 million people in the first year of opening.

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  • Emaar says fire-hit Address hotel will not reopen in 2016

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2016

    “There had been no negative impact on Emaar's balance sheet from the hotel's temporary closure.”

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  • Troubled Arabtec hires AlixPartners for review

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2016

    Arabtec has recorded five constant quarters of losses and is aiming to cut costs which could include job cuts.

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  • Dubai developer says 14 affordable housing projects are in the pipeline

    United Arab Emirates April 24 , 2016

    Ellington Properties says 14 new projects in Dubai will add more than 2,200 residential units including apartments, townhouses and villas to the market.

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  • Sheikh Mohammed visits $2.7bn theme park near completion

    United Arab Emirates April 24 , 2016

    The Dubai Parks and Resorts project has completed 88 per cent of the construction work and 70 per cent of the utilities infrastructure.

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  • Danube awards $50.4m construction contract for residential project

    United Arab Emirates April 24 , 2016

    While the market sentiments are down, Danube has been busy carving its own niche in the affordable housing segment.

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  • German investors plan mega solar project in Oman

    Oman April 24 , 2016

    German investment trusts will provide the required finance, technology, technically qualified professionals and training for local people to develop the project.

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  • REPORT: Dubai property prices down by 10% in Q1

    United Arab Emirates April 21 , 2016

    A total of 2,200 units were added to Dubai's residential property supply in the first three months of 2016 and rents decreased by 5 per cent.

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  • Dubai set to release tougher fire safety code

    United Arab Emirates April 21 , 2016

    The new code will seek to address issues related to aluminium cladding in the wake of at least a dozen tower fires in the UAE since 2012.

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  • Arabtec may break even this year, return to profit in 2017

    United Arab Emirates April 21 , 2016

    Arabtec's share price has fallen 76 per cent from its all-time peak and it reported a net loss of $640 million in 2015

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  • Switzerland becomes first nation to confirm Expo 2020 participation

    United Arab Emirates April 21 , 2016

    The country will have a $15.5m (AED57m) pavilion at the event. It will showcase its research capacity in the fields of renewable energy, mobility and the environment at the Expo.

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  • Dubai Parks launches $457m rights issue to fund Six Flags park

    United Arab Emirates April 20 , 2016

    The theme park developer is seeking to raise a total of AED2.67 billion in financing.

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  • Villas for Sweden Island to be complete by year-end

    United Arab Emirates April 20 , 2016

    The homes will be the first in Dubai to be furnished by Bentley Home, the car brand's interiors unit, and will be completed by the end of 2016

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  • Emaar to pay 15% dividend after ‘severe’ cost cuts

    United Arab Emirates April 20 , 2016

    Mohamed Alabbar says he was ‘really scared’ of the market conditions this year.

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  • Construction giant Dewalt unveils smartphone

    United Kingdom April 20 , 2016

    Construction giant Dewalt has entered the smartphone market with a tough Android-powered handset designed for building industry workers.

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  • Compass PM hands over region's first Weslodge Saloon

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2016

    Key features include a $60,000, 4m-long, custom-made Grillworks grill, which is the largest of its kind in the Middle East

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  • Abu Dhabi’s $1bn Warner Bros theme park to create 1,000 new jobs

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2016

    Project featuring a range of famous Warner Brothers characters is 30 per cent complete.

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  • DEWA makes progress on substations for Expo 2020

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2016

    Three 132/11 kilovolt main substations named Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity are being built at the cost of $114m.

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  • Krantz air units chosen for Louvre Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2016

    Al Futtaim Engineering is supplying Louvre Abu Dhabi with Krantz air outlet units.

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  • REPORT: Dubai property market starts to recover

    United Arab Emirates April 18 , 2016

    Eight off-plan residential projects were launched in the first quarter, adding more than 2,000 units to Dubai’s residential pipeline by 2021.

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  • dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa expands into North Africa

    Morocco April 18 , 2016

    INDEX North Africa & The Big 5 Construct North Africa launch in a regional economy poised to record growth rate of 4 to 5 per cent by 2020

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  • Eagle Hills begins construction of Belgrade tower

    Serbia April 17 , 2016

    The 160-metre-high riverside tower will be part of the greater Belgrade Waterfront complex in the Serbian capital

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  • The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show brings sustainable solutions for UAE’s outdoor spaces

    United Arab Emirates April 17 , 2016

    Dedicated landscaping platform debuts at first-ever Community Management Week with industry-oriented summit & CPD-certified workshops

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  • All Dubai buildings disability-friendly by 2020

    United Arab Emirates April 14 , 2016

    A special team of officials from various Dubai government departments will be spearheading a comprehensive study being led by a consultant

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  • Dubai's Emaar to split with India partner

    India April 14 , 2016

    The developer has said that its Indian joint venture has been struggling with project delays, failed IPO and other issues.

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  • World's first 7-star airport opens in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates April 13 , 2016

    The 5,600 sqm stand-alone terminal is located midway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 facts about Emaar’s The Tower

    United Arab Emirates April 13 , 2016

    Emaar Properties has unveiled plans for a $1bn tower in Dubai, which is set to be taller than the Burj Khalifa. Dubbed simply ‘The Tower’, it is to be the centrepiece of Dubai Creek Harbour development. Here is what we know so far.

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  • Dubai Parks and Resorts secures $270m funding for Six Flags

    United Arab Emirates April 12 , 2016

    Debt financing is being provided by Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank and Sharjah Islamic Bank.

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  • Dubai’s Cayan receives go-ahead for $267m Riyadh project

    Saudi Arabia April 12 , 2016

    The mixed-use Samaya project in north western Riyadh is spread over an area of one million sqm.

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  • Saudi firm signs $122.6m deal for London building

    Saudi Arabia April 12 , 2016

    The landmark property located on Trafalgar Square was purchased from German fund manager GLL Real Estate.

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  • Kuwait’s Integrated Logistics buys 24 Grove cranes

    Kuwait April 12 , 2016

    Kuwaiti company ordered the 24 units during a visit to Grove’s factory in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

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  • Emaar Properties Group CEO resigns

    United Arab Emirates April 11 , 2016

    Amit Jain, the group’s Chief Operating Officer, will handle Lahej’s responsibilities, the company said in a post on Dubai Financial Market’s website.

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  • Environment committee visits Louvre Abu Dhabi site

    United Arab Emirates April 11 , 2016

    The committee was briefed on the latest development works inside the museum as well as the external infrastructure.

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  • Iraqi contractors to get paid in government bonds

    Iraq April 11 , 2016

    The bonds can be traded in the local market or cashed at banks for a discount, the central bank said in a statement.

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  • Emaar unveils $1bn tower taller than Burj Khalifa

    United Arab Emirates April 10 , 2016

    Called ‘The Tower’, it is to be the centrepiece of Dubai Creek Harbour, Emaar’s chairman Mohamed Alabbar revealed.

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  • African auto parts market to be worth $15.3bn by 2020

    Kenya April 10 , 2016

    Nearly 22 million vehicles are on Africa’s roads, creating demand for parts and accessories worth more than $8 billion per year. Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda are leading growth.

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  • Saudi company plans up to $12bn power investment in Egypt

    Saudi Arabia April 10 , 2016

    ACWA Power’s projects in Egypt until 2021 are forecast to add around 10,000 megawatts to Egypt's national electricity grid.

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  • Radiant Star launches $89m project at Dubai Culture Village

    United Arab Emirates April 07 , 2016

    The project will be ready for handover in Q4 2016. Dubai Culture Village is being developed by the Dubai Properties Group.

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  • Sheikh Mohammed approves 6 Dubai megaprojects

    United Arab Emirates April 07 , 2016

    As part of Dubai’s goal to become a sustainable city by 2021, Sheikh Mohammed also signed the ‘palm document regulations’ yesterday, which will evaluate green buildings.

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  • Dubai approves $354m sewage plant expansion

    United Arab Emirates April 07 , 2016

    Second phase of Jebel Ali treatment plant gets a green signal for expansion. It will double the capacity of the sewage plant to 675,000 cubic metres per day.

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  • DEWA begins $178m water project Dubai

    United Arab Emirates April 06 , 2016

    The project will increase Dubai’s overall water flow and meet current and future demand for water.

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  • Dubai Municipality unveils new green projects

    United Arab Emirates April 06 , 2016

    Sheikh Mohammed praised the ongoing projects which he considers as "necessary and strategic" for the future of the nation and the next generations.

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  • UAE truck manufacturers eye African markets

    United Arab Emirates April 05 , 2016

    Gorica and Mammut keen on expansion in East Africa. Mammut says oil-producing markets in Africa have been hard hit by low crude prices.

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  • Damac reveals possible US expansion plans

    United Arab Emirates April 04 , 2016

    The Dubai-based developer also said it will further expand into the London market with a new up-scale project

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  • Dubai’s DEWA develops drones to improve infrastructure

    United Arab Emirates April 03 , 2016

    Sirb initiative comprises a fleet of high-end drones used to support Dubai’s infrastructure and contribute to providing efficient and easy-to-use services.

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  • Eight UAE universities confirmed for Intersolar’s green challenge

    United Arab Emirates April 03 , 2016

    Young Leaders’ Innovation Challenge will involve choosing a government building and retrofitting renewable components to achieve at least 25 per cent reduction in the energy consumed.

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  • Town Square ready to welcome first residents in 2017

    United Arab Emirates April 03 , 2016

    The town houses have been launched to overwhelming investor response

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  • Godolphin's Parallel Roads Project 30% complete

    United Arab Emirates April 03 , 2016

    The project is set for completion in the last quarter of 2017

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  • UAE signs contracts worth $170m for housing schemes

    United Arab Emirates April 03 , 2016

    The first contract includes construction and maintenance of 320 houses in Ras Al Khaimah. The second contract is for building and maintaining 232 houses in Umm Al Quwain.

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  • Arabtec cancels proposal to add board members

    United Arab Emirates March 31 , 2016

    Dubai-based construction company had said last week that it will submit a proposal to increase the number of board members from five to seven.

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  • Dubai’s new law could address affordable housing woes

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2016

    A proposed law by Dubai Municipality calls for mandatory 15-20 per cent affordable housing in future residential developments across the emirate.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 rides at Motiongate Dubai

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2016

    Motiongate Dubai looks set to open in October this year. It will have 27 rides and attractions in total, all centred around 13 Hollywood films. The Big 5 Hub lists ten of the best rides the theme park is set to offer.

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  • Conference held for phase 3 of Al Maktoum Solar Park project

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2016

    Phase 2 of the project will be operation in April 2017, says HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA

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  • Ajman Ruler applauds civil defence for fire operation

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2016

    Shaikh Humaid orders to provide all necessary assistance to affected people; accommodate them in hotels until a suitable housing is arranged for them.

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  • Egypt reviews $1.1bn solar energy project

    Egypt March 30 , 2016

    The project is located in one of Egypt's border governorates. The fund is also considering contribution to the capitals of three other projects.

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  • UPDATE: Cleanup begins at scene of Ajman tower blaze

    United Arab Emirates March 29 , 2016

    This month Dubai Civil Defence said the release of the updated UAE fire code will be delayed for a month to allow revisions, amendment of additional chapters and translation work.

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  • VIDEO: Fire breaks out at Ajman One residential tower

    United Arab Emirates March 29 , 2016

    The fire reportedly broke out in a tower complex in Ajman’s Al Sawan area at around 9pm. Fire rescue efforts continued until today morning.

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  • Huge blaze at Ajman tower continues into morning

    United Arab Emirates March 29 , 2016

    Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of the UAE, and Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, visited the site oversaw the efforts by the civil defence to put out the fire.

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  • Plans for Six Flags Resort in Dubai revealed

    United Arab Emirates March 28 , 2016

    Dubai Parks & Resorts is to raise its share capital to take on the US-Based theme park and resort project

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  • Dubai Trade partners with developer Nakheel

    United Arab Emirates March 28 , 2016

    Nakheel customers will be able to use “Rosoom” to pay service charges for owner associations, community management and club fees.

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  • Dubai Municipality investments for public projects reach $952m

    United Arab Emirates March 28 , 2016

    The real volume of the investment for 20 investment projects that was funded by the Municipality was $343m (and the return on investment last year was more than $28.6m.

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  • Dubai ruler reviews $2.2bn One Central project

    United Arab Emirates March 27 , 2016

    Sheikh Mohammed reportedly reviewed the detailed model of the upcoming mixed-use project, being developed and managed by the Dubai World Trade Centre Authority.

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  • Dubai Silicon Oasis investments $980m in 2015

    United Arab Emirates March 27 , 2016

    DSO registered a 38 per cent increase in the number of companies operating in technology free zone

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  • DEWA to build 64 main substations over next three years

    United Arab Emirates March 27 , 2016

    "DEWA has adopted a long-term strategy to increase the efficiency and reliability of its existing infrastructure by keeping up to date with the latest technological advances and best international practices in electricity and water," said HE Saeed Mohammed Al...

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  • Riyadh metro work 30% complete

    Saudi Arabia March 27 , 2016

    Workflow for the project includes construction in more than 184 locations along the tracks and the bus networks planned for the city

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  • Plans for Dubai Opera house opening revealed

    United Arab Emirates March 24 , 2016

    The iconic venue - the city's first purpose-built multi-format performing arts theatre will seat up to 2,000 for a theatrical production and up to 1,000 for a gala dinner.

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  • Dubai’s property demand is beginning to surpass supply

    United Arab Emirates March 24 , 2016

    The emirate predicts an increase in property prices as a result of demand continuing at peak levels and continued low supply

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  • Drake & Scull wins $93m Doha Metro contract

    United Arab Emirates March 24 , 2016

    The contract was awarded by the Japanese contractor Fujita Corporation. Drake & Scull Rail division will undertake MEP works and delivery is scheduled for 2019.

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  • Dubai theme park set to open in October

    United Arab Emirates March 23 , 2016

    Motiongate is part of the $2.9bn (AED10.5bn) Dubai Parks and Resorts, a 2.3 million sqm development off Sheikh Zayed Road opposite the Palm Jebel Ali.

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  • Brookfield Multiplex wins contract for $544m Dubai project

    United Arab Emirates March 23 , 2016

    Construction of the 24-storey LEED Silver-rated project, which has a gross area of 107,795 sqm, is expected to complete in 2018.

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  • Plans revealed for Al Maktoum International Airport’s expansion

    United Arab Emirates March 23 , 2016

    Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) appoints Al Jaber LEGT Engineering and Contracting [ALEC] to undertake development.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 landmarks switch off for Earth Hour

    March 23 , 2016

    From Sydney to Singapore, millions of people in 178 countries reportedly switched off lights for an hour starting at 8:30 local time in support of the campaign, which was started in 2007 by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

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  • UAE & Singapore JV plans $120m aluminium plant in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates March 22 , 2016

    The aluminium rolling plant in Abu Dhabi is a step towards diversifying the state’s economy away from hydrocarbons.

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  • Makkah leads Saudi hotel construction with 24,000 rooms in the pipeline

    Saudi Arabia March 22 , 2016

    Riyadh follows with 10,053 rooms and Jeddah with 6,980 rooms under development, with the majority of rooms forecast to open to the public over the next 5 years.

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  • Construction begins on ‘iconic’ 1/ JBR project

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2016

    The luxurious tower is set for completion and handover in 2019

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  • UAE's Arabtec wins $463m government contract

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2016

    Construction of 1,100 houses for Emirati nationals in Fujairah will begin immediately and complete in 2019.

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  • RTA opens Dubai Canal project bridge

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2016

    Bridge completion rate has reached 90 per cent on Al Wasl Rd and 35 per cent on Jumeirah Road

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  • Emaar to award Opera Grand construction contract in May

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2016

    66-storey residential tower offering 200 apartments to be ready in Q1 2019

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  • Al-Futtaim Engineering wins elevators maintenance contract from Damac

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2016

    The Al-Futtaim company will service, maintain and provide for necessary spare parts for six ultra-high speed elevators in the residential skyscraper

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  • ENOC to begin construction of Project Falcon extension to Al Maktoum International Airport

    United Arab Emirates March 17 , 2016

    Emirates National Oil Company reveals construction of an underground 16km jet fuel pipeline expansion linking its storage terminal in Jebel Ali with Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South.

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  • Passenger car numbers on GCC roads to hit 19m by 2020

    United Arab Emirates March 17 , 2016

    Saudi Arabia will hold the lion’s share of cars and the UAE is expected to have 3.53 million vehicles running on its roads by 2020.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 African building & infrastructure projects

    March 16 , 2016

    Africa is fast becoming a key market for the building sector and forecast to present massive opportunities over the next few years. The Big 5 Hub looks at ten of the biggest construction and infrastructure projects being carried out in the continent.

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  • World’s tallest tower reaches 37th floor

    Saudi Arabia March 16 , 2016

    Kingdom Holding revealed that the 1km tower had reached its 37th floor. It will overtake the 830-metre Burj Khalifa once complete with a gross floor area of 245,000 sqm.

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  • Dubai to build 325-metre tower for extreme sports

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2016

    Architecture website Archello said the tower would have three peaks designed as platforms for free fall and base jumping.

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  • Dubai show’s brush with sustainable coatings

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2016

    Thousands have arrived in Dubai for one of the biggest events in the paint and coatings sector in the region.

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  • Dubai's Meydan gets $476m in financing for projects

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2016

    This is seen as a clear sign that the emirate is still pushing through with new projects despite an economic slowdown

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  • Chemical distributors unite in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2016

    Modern chemical distribution offers not just storage and transportation but also formulation expertise and technical services that enable coatings producers to find more value and high performance materials.

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  • Eco-friendly coatings in the spotlight at Dubai event

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2016

    Other challenges to the industry in the year ahead may include regulatory and pricing issues. Fabiana Requeijo, product manager at Ferro Corporation explains the challenges behind eco-friendly pigments.

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  • Innovative Ti-Pure solutions

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2016

    The global titanium dioxide market is poised to touch $31.19bn by 2022, led by growing consumption of whitening pigment in the paints and coatings industry.

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  • Dubai office space seen growing 7% in 2016

    United Arab Emirates March 14 , 2016

    The report forecast that the trend in increasing office space will continue in 2016 and over the next few years

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  • RTA awards $166m road contract to ease traffic in Karama

    United Arab Emirates March 14 , 2016

    The announcement comes as the Wafi Interchange project in the area nears completion. New interchange will be complete by late 2017.

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  • Five companies bid for Dubai Route 2020 metro link

    United Arab Emirates March 13 , 2016

    The new route will extend from Nakheel Harbour and Tower Metro station and ends at Expo 2020 venue

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  • Arabtec wins work on $300m twin towers in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates March 13 , 2016

    The project, situated in the central Dubai area, consists of two 50-storey twin towers covering a total built up area of 227,800sqm.

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  • Nakheel backs cancer awarness boat cavalcade in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates March 13 , 2016

    The Pink Caravan arrives in the emirate tomorrow on its UAE-wide promotion of screenings and protectection for women

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  • Nakheel signs MOU with KSA's Al Akaria for new real estate projects

    Saudi Arabia March 13 , 2016

    "We are delighted to take our unrivalled know-how, experience and expertise to KSA and to work with another leader, Al Akaria , as it expands its development project portfolio," said Ali Rashid Lootah, Chairman, Nakheel

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  • Transforming concrete with colour

    United Arab Emirates March 13 , 2016

    One of the biggest trends in construction over the past year has been the interest in coloured concrete. Simple to use, cost effective and, when used in collaboration with designers and architects, can transform a construction project. We spoke to Peter...

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  • Mapei lands at The Big 5 Saudi

    Saudi Arabia March 08 , 2016

    “This year marks our first-time attendance of The Big 5 Saudi. This is definitely the best place to be to provide customers with an invaluable touch-point with our brand."

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  • Dubai taxis reveals record profit for 2015

    United Arab Emirates March 07 , 2016

    Roads & Transport Authority backed taxi operator records strong profit from its 3,900 cabs and almost 8,000 drivers.

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  • dmg events acquires EMS PTY South Africa

    South Africa March 07 , 2016

    The exhibition company behind The Big 5 series of construction shows reveals its expansion plans for Africa with a new company acquisition

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  • More building services, smart technology engineering graduates needed, say experts

    United Arab Emirates March 06 , 2016

    Event organised by EmiratesGBC and Heriot-Watt University highlighted importance of educating future professionals to meet industry demand

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  • Indian vehicle giant plans $25m UAE expansion

    United Arab Emirates March 06 , 2016

    Ashok Leyland plans to expand its production capacity at its Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) facility and building a new design and service training centre.

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  • Salaries to increase in UAE construction market this year

    United Arab Emirates March 06 , 2016

    Despite a market slowdown amid low oil prices, the salaries in the UAE construction sector may still edge up throughout the year

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  • Punj Lloyd wins $45m Akoya Oxygen contract

    United Arab Emirates March 03 , 2016

    he scope of work includes the construction of 168 villas at Trixis Cluster of the Akoya Oxygen master development at Dubailand

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  • Property sales soar in Oman despite oil price fall

    Oman March 03 , 2016

    Oman's real estate transactions registered a rise of 31 per cent in January 2016, reaching $911m (OMR350.8m) compared to $697m (OMR268.4m) recorded in the same period last year

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  • Iran presents $1.5trn investment opportunities in the next 10 years

    Iran, Islamic Republic of March 03 , 2016

    The Iranian Government is planning on progressively increasing its net investment in manufacturing to $25.5bn by early 2018, $35bn by 2020, and $62bn by 2025.

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  • Dubai unveils plans for $8.2bn free zone

    United Arab Emirates March 02 , 2016

    Dubai Wholesale City is expected to become the world’s largest global wholesale hub, and take about 10 years to develop.

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  • IN PICTURES: Ten of the best beach resorts in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates March 02 , 2016

    Summer is just around the corner and Dubai’s beaches are ready for an action-packed season. You will find these hotspots crowded with people playing beach games, picnicking, jet-skiing, jogging, swimming in the warm Gulf waters or topping up their tans. The...

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  • Dubai leader approves projects worth $1.9bn

    United Arab Emirates March 01 , 2016

    “We will continue to follow up all sectors in the fields, and the infrastructure projects will be at the top of the agenda to provide decent living conditions for the citizens," says Sheikh Mohammed

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  • UPDATE: Dubai's Arabtec says no material news to affect its share price

    United Arab Emirates March 01 , 2016

    The company comments after stock prices surged 14 per cent to Dh1.44, the biggest increase since December 2014

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  • UAE's solar-powered desert retreat revealed

    United Arab Emirates March 01 , 2016

    "This is the world's greenest resort," says the Dubai developer and British architect, boasting 14,500 sqm of solar panels to meet visitors' energy needs with water pumped from underground and recycled.

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  • Japan firms to participate in Egyptian projects worth $18bn

    Egypt March 01 , 2016

    Japan's Foreign Ministry said that Japanese and Egyptian companies are scheduled to sign more than 10 memorandums of agreement on Wednesday.

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  • Rents continue to drop as property market matures

    United Arab Emirates February 29 , 2016

    Report says that it is a good time for renters and investors to buy property, re-enter the market

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  • Arabtec shares rise as former CEO adds to stake

    United Arab Emirates February 29 , 2016

    Arabtec was the second-biggest contributor to the gain in Dubai’s DFM General Index, which advanced 2 per cent to the highest level since November.

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  • Intersolar launches Young Leaders’ Innovation Challenge

    United Arab Emirates February 29 , 2016

    Intersolar Middle East’s competition for students will involve choosing a government building and retrofitting renewable components to achieve at least 25 per cent reduction in the energy consumed.

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  • Egypt seeks $24bn investment in power projects

    Egypt February 29 , 2016

    Power projects worth $70 billion that are expected to be carried out in the next six years in Egypt.

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  • RTA awards $41m contract for Deira Palm Entrance Bridge

    United Arab Emirates February 28 , 2016

    The 17 million sqm project, which is includes the bridge and the waterway under the bridge, is the biggest development in Deira.

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  • New timeline for 2,177km GCC rail project

    Saudi Arabia February 28 , 2016

    As part of an ambitious plan to go ahead, GCC transport ministers will meet in Riyadh next month to discuss plans to go ahead with the GCC railway project in a more realistic manner despite weak global oil prices.

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  • Dubai’s Nakheel signs deal for second hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall

    United Arab Emirates February 25 , 2016

    Nakheel’s other hotel at Ibn Battuta – a 372-room Premier Inn – is currently under construction and due to open later this year.

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  • Brand new platform to showcase innovative community solutions

    United Arab Emirates February 25 , 2016

    A fresh look at where we live our lives with the launch of Community Management Week

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  • Azizi Developments launches $95m residential project on Palm Jumeirah

    United Arab Emirates February 25 , 2016

    The new project is part of the company’s $1.2bn development plan. The developer is set to deliver 8 projects at Al Furjan in 2016. (See picture gallery below)

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  • REPORT: Rents remain unchanged in Dubai’s prime areas

    United Arab Emirates February 24 , 2016

    In 2015, an estimated 15,000 units were delivered in Dubai. Around 3,000 units are expected to enter the market this year.

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  • Dubai ranked best city for expats in MENA

    United Arab Emirates February 24 , 2016

    Dubai and Abu Dhabi rank at the top of the list for quality of life in the GCC, as Muscat, Oman listed 107th followed by Doha, Qatar in 110th place. Kuwait City came in 124th, closely followed by Saudi cities like Riyadh and Jeddah ranking at 164th and 165th...

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  • Dubai FM company lands lucrative three-year New York deal

    United States February 24 , 2016

    Macro provided project management and FM support for IT provider Verint Systems' move of 186 employees to new HQ, and marks start of three-year deal.

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  • Saudi internet gets US tech boost

    United Arab Emirates February 24 , 2016

    US tech giant backs new high-speed internet access for the kingdom

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  • Al Habtoor appoints new MD for UAE hospitality

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2016

    Kamal Naamani will be overseeing he operations of the company’s growing portfolio of new developments, including the much-anticipated Al Habtoor City.

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  • Electric and hybrid vehicles become popular in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2016

    Earlier this month, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that half the emirate’s cabs would be hybrid cars by 2021.

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  • Why Mammoet is the heavy duty transporter of choice

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2016

    If it’s big, heavy and needs moving, there is one name that has earned a mighty reputation: Mammoet, operating in the GCC for more than 40 years. Regional Commercial Director Mike Abbas talks to The Big 5 Hub about the challenges of being the heavy lifting...

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  • How UAE ports set world standard for facilities

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2016

    Maritime transport sector is witnessing a remarkable growth in the areas of ports, operation and maintenance, shipbuilding, drydocks, finance and insurance in accordance with the international standards on safety and protection of the marine environment and...

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  • Unique glow-in-the-dark paving

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2016

    Evaglow by Making Ground is a unique paving system that glows in the dark creating an eco-friendly way of illuminating patios, pathways and general paving areas.

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  • REPORT: GCC construction firms urged to cut staff

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2016

    Spending has declined due to low oil prices and companies are required to hire more nationals, which increases labor costs. These factors have forced GCC contractors to suddenly cut costs and tighten their operations.

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  • Dubai Properties unveils affordable housing project

    United Arab Emirates February 22 , 2016

    “We believe that everybody should have access to good quality affordable housing that meets their needs," said Abdullatif AlMulla, GCEO of Dubai Properties Group

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 most influential architects in the Middle East

    February 22 , 2016

    From sky-scrapers to museums and parks, take a look at the ten architects bringing ground-breaking designs to cities across the Middle East

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  • RTA extends prequalification deadline for Union Oasis Project

    United Arab Emirates February 22 , 2016

    Pre-qualification of developers and potential bidders for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the Union Oasis project has been extended until the 28 February.

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  • Construction firm fined $3.2m over UAE bribery offence

    United Arab Emirates February 22 , 2016

    The UK-based company pleaded guilty to the charge of failing to prevent an act of bribery, which took place in the UAE.

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  • Abu Dhabi Exhibition Centre claims huge boost to city's economy

    United Arab Emirates February 22 , 2016

    ADNEC has exceeded its Emiratisation target, created 18,600 jobs, and is responsible for $945m to Abu Dhabi's economy, says ADNEC Acting CEO Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri

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  • Damac unveils $2bn Aykon City at Dubai Canal

    United Arab Emirates February 21 , 2016

    The project sales value is AED7.4bn ($2bn), Damac said, with completion scheduled for 2021.

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  • DEWA approves 143 enrolled electrical and solar photovoltaic consultants and contractors

    United Arab Emirates February 21 , 2016

    DEWA is encouraging building owners to take advantage of the Shams Dubai initiative and locally generate clean energy which helps to reduce their electricity bills, increase their property value, protect the environment, support Dubai's economy, and guarantee...

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  • RTA opens widening of 7 km-long sector of major road

    United Arab Emirates February 21 , 2016

    With 60 per cent of Al Houdh Junction completed, the project is set to open in the last quarter of this year

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  • DIFC to invest $136m on new infrastructure

    United Arab Emirates February 18 , 2016

    Ground broke on the Gate 11 building last July, one of the new projects set for the district this year

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  • IN PICTURES: Ten Middle East hotels opening in 2016

    February 18 , 2016

    The Big 5 Hub selects ten of the best hotel properties completing construction this year across the Middle East region.

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  • Emaar to open Rove hotel near Dubai Parks and Resorts

    United Arab Emirates February 17 , 2016

    Rove At The Park complements the appeal of upcoming Dubai Parks and Resorts theme park destination

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  • Japan takes ‘world’s tallest’ fight to Dubai

    Japan February 17 , 2016

    The 1,700-metre tall Sky Mile Tower will be able to accommodate 55,000 people in Tokyo Bay.

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  • Dubai's biggest engineer launches fire safety division

    United Arab Emirates February 17 , 2016

    Al-Futtaim Engineering has introduced The Control and Life Safety division to carry out design, installation and maintenance of fire protection and detection systems.

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  • Saudi Arabia has 47,000 hotel rooms under development

    February 17 , 2016

    A record number of hotel rooms and 124 hotels are being developed in the kingdom, according to a new report.

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  • DMCA and DMCC launch Dubai Maritime Club

    United Arab Emirates February 16 , 2016

    New group to focus on Innovation, communication and collaboration in developing dynamic network of maritime professionals in Dubai

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  • Nakheel seeks $1.4bn loan for construction projects

    United Arab Emirates February 16 , 2016

    Nakheel is looking to tap debt markets as the cost of borrowing in the Gulf is expected to move higher in coming months, due to declining banking sector liquidity and rising U.S. interest rates

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  • Al Habtoor Group aquires Vienna hotel from Starwood

    February 16 , 2016

    The Connecticut-based Starwood has been selling its assets to stem costs and drive growth with many buyers originating from the Arabian Gulf region

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  • Dubai construction costs fall in 2015

    United Arab Emirates February 15 , 2016

    New report reveals that the indicator for construction costs in Dubai for 2015 was 100.60, down 0.37 per cent compared to 2014

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  • UAE energy chiefs' five-year plan for world-beating energy efficiency

    United Arab Emirates February 15 , 2016

    New pledge to strengthen UAE’s position as a global role model in achieving the highest standards of energy efficiency, and increasing the share of renewable and clean energy.

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  • Drake & Scull Q4 net profit jumps

    February 14 , 2016

    The company posted a net profit of $4m in the three months to Dec. 31, compared with a profit of 3.8 million dirhams in the year-earlier period

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  • DEWA accelerates energy and water infrastructure for Expo 2020

    United Arab Emirates February 14 , 2016

    DEWA has launched a wide variety of initiatives to support this, allocating over AED2.6 billion to boost electricity, water, and renewable energy projects according to the highest international standards.

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  • RTA approves 2016 budget of $2 billion

    United Arab Emirates February 14 , 2016

    Chairman of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority said that as many as 55 major infrastructure projects will be developed this year, including 12 new road projects.

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  • dmg events' latest construction venture in Africa

    United Arab Emirates February 14 , 2016

    The Big 5 North Africa will take place in May 2017 at Parc des Expositions de l'Office des Changes, Casablanca, Morocco.

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  • RAK Properties appoints leading architecture & interior design firms

    United Arab Emirates February 14 , 2016

    The two are key additions to the elite roster of world-class contractors and partners that are collaborating on making Mina Al Arab a model of modern design

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  • New test facility elevates KONE to new heights

    China February 14 , 2016

    China is home to a new 235m tower, which will be a testbed for some of the fastest lifts in the world.

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  • Upward progress - an insight into elevator giant KONE's new test tower in China

    China February 14 , 2016

    Asia leads the world in new high-rise construction and the world’s biggest elevator manufacturer has just opened a new test facility in China. We speak to Santeri Suoranta, who is Head of Technology, Major Projects, to find out why the new Chinese facility is...

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  • Abu Dhabi’s Rotana to open nine hotels in UAE by 2020

    United Arab Emirates February 11 , 2016

    The new properties will add 3,598 keys to the company’s existing 9,584-strong room count in the UAE.

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  • Egypt signs four contracts for projects worth $25bn

    Egypt February 11 , 2016

    The ministry has signed two contracts with Mountain View in addition to two contracts with Arabia Group for Development & Urban progress company and Palm Hills.

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  • Dubai's Falcon City seeks investment to boost ailing project

    United Arab Emirates February 10 , 2016

    The main developer says that the company aims to complete the project by its original 2020 date despite set-backs

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  • Dubai to start building the world’s largest mall in 2017

    United Arab Emirates February 10 , 2016

    The $21.8bn (AED80bn) Mall of the World project was first launched as the world’s largest shopping mall.

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  • Abu Dhabi rents begin to fall as oil slump kicks in

    United Arab Emirates February 10 , 2016

    It was the second most expensive place in the world to rent according to the CBRE – now job cuts are driving rents and property prices down.

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  • IN PICTURES: Ten of Zaha Hadid’s greatest buildings

    February 10 , 2016

    The Big 5 Hub selects ten of the best buildings designed by Zaha Hadid, the first female recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

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  • Damac to hold meeting on 2015 financial results

    United Arab Emirates February 09 , 2016

    The developer will also discuss a strategy for the upcoming year at a board meeting scheduled to be held on 10 February

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  • Expanding Abu Dhabi’s gateways

    United Arab Emirates February 09 , 2016

    As one of the fastest growing in the world, Khalifa Port has set Abu Dhabi Terminals as one of the most competitive in the world. But it has yet to hit its full potential.

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  • Dubai property market to continue decline through to 2017

    United Arab Emirates February 08 , 2016

    New report indicates continued property market declines as more residential projects come into the pipeline in 2016

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  • Majid Al Futtaim to spend $3.7bn building two malls in Riyadh

    Saudi Arabia February 08 , 2016

    The 300,000-sqm Mall of Saudi will be the kingdom's largest and the 100,000-sqm City Centre Ishbiliyah will have 250 stores.

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  • Sheikh Mohammed announces new tower in Dubai Creek area

    United Arab Emirates February 07 , 2016

    Sheikh Mohammed has approved a design by the Spanish-Swiss neo-futuristic architect Santiago Calatrava. Construction starts in a few months.

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  • RTA plans to convert 50% of Dubai Taxi fleet to hybrid cabs by 2021

    United Arab Emirates February 07 , 2016

    The plan envisages the deployment of 4750 hybrid taxicabs and 34 per cent reduction in carbon emission

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  • Caterpillar cuts 670 more jobs after sales losses

    United Arab Emirates February 07 , 2016

    Caterpillar cuts jobs at home as revenues continue to slide due to its struggling mining sector

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  • Bank pledges $144m for Egypt's energy infrastructure, ports

    Egypt February 07 , 2016

    The financing is alongside a $72m senior loan and $22m mezzanine loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and a $72m equivalent loan from the Commercial International Bank (CIB).

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  • Dubai's second largest developer posts $1.19 billion profit

    February 04 , 2016

    "While development remains Nakheel's core business activity, the plan to increase cash-generating assets of the business is also paying dividend," it said last night.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 world’s fastest growing megacities

    February 03 , 2016

    According to United Nations, these are the ten most rapidly expanding megacities (cities with more than 10 million inhabitants). The UN has also provided estimates for urbanisation up to 2025.

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  • Egyptians for Housing plans $102m tower project

    Egypt February 03 , 2016

    Egyptians Housing has delivered 50 per cent of the residential villas compound in New Cairo with total investments worth EGP220m.

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  • Dubai is busiest international airport for second year running

    United Arab Emirates February 02 , 2016

    78,014,838 used the UAE's biggest airport in 2015 l- that's 9 million more than its nearest rival, London Heathrow.

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  • New Dubai library to be largest in the region

    United Arab Emirates February 02 , 2016

    The new seven-storey library will house 1.5 million volumes, 1 million audio books and 2 million e-books

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  • Nakheel awards $381m contract to China State, Korea's Ssangyong

    United Arab Emirates February 02 , 2016

    The contract will include construction of a three-tower complex for residential and commercial use

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  • Dubai tourism strong despite NYE hotel blaze

    Thailand February 01 , 2016

    Booking numbers for the first quarter of the year have shown positive growth despite anticipated economic challenges ahead

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  • GE signs $1bn deals to upgrade Iraq power grid

    Iraq February 01 , 2016

    The GE ‘Power Up Plan’ comprises a set of technological upgrades and solutions to ensure essential incremental power, adding 700MW to the national grid in time for summer.

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  • New deal aims to make Dubai "open-air museum"

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2016

    Officially launched in 2014, The campaign was part of the inaugural project of the Government of Dubai Media Office’s initiative Brand Dubai that aims to make public spaces an open air gallery

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  • Dubai Design District launches 21 smart initiatives

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2016

    The district will introduce smart parking meters, smart energy meters, smart waste management and smart access control systems under the new measures.

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  • DEWA opens consultancy tender for $27bn green fund

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2016

    The "Dubai Green Fund" fund will provide low-cost loans for investors in Dubai's clean energy sector as part of wider green energy investment programme.

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  • Damac boss will “strip naked on TV and resign” if property market crashes

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2016

    The bold claim follows Dubai’s property prices falling 12.2 per cent in 2015, the largest drop seen in any city worldwide.

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  • RTA awards contract for International City entrance ways

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2016

    A two-lane bridge is planned to be constructed at the juncture of Al Awir and Nouakchott Roads

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  • Tendering process goes smart in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates January 28 , 2016

    Dubai Municipality and Tejari launch ‘Automation of Engineering Contracts’ project to develop new procedures on electronic-based tendering and awarding of bids

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  • Dubai visitor numbers soar in 2015

    United Arab Emirates January 28 , 2016

    Dubai welcomes record 14.2 million overnight visitors , double the growth of the global tourism industry. Growth is forecast to continue as emirate boosts hotel rooms and increases leisure attractions

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  • REPORT: Construction slump a ‘blessing in disguise’

    United Arab Emirates January 28 , 2016

    JLL says project delays will help stabilise the property market by preventing excessive supply.

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  • Lack of bank funding to affect UAE property market

    United Arab Emirates January 27 , 2016

    “Banks are understandably becoming more cautious, it’s going to be more difficult to get lending and the terms are going to be tighter,” said Craig Plumb, head of research at JLL.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 projects in Makkah and Madinah

    Saudi Arabia January 27 , 2016

    Saudi Arabia's construction industry is preparing for yet another busy year with several housing, healthcare and transport projects. The Big 5 Hub looks at the ten most important projects under construction in Makkah and Madinah.

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  • Etihad Rail suspends tendering for phase 2 of UAE rail network

    United Arab Emirates January 27 , 2016

    The announcement comes amid reports of restructuring as government spending slows due to oil prices

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  • Dubai freezone reveals new arrivals

    United Arab Emirates January 26 , 2016

    In total, DSP has welcomed 20 new business partners to its community in Q4 2015, bringing the total number of industry specific businesses in the community to 300.

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  • New pool & spa partnership will offer new construction opportunities

    United Arab Emirates January 26 , 2016

    Piscine Global, Lyon, partners with leading Dubai exhibition organiser dmg events to bring Piscine Middle East from Abu Dhabi to the Dubai World Trade Centre

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  • First phase of Sharjah eco-tourism project completed

    United Arab Emirates January 26 , 2016

    Shurooq says that an estimated $68m will be invested over the next few years.

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  • DEWA calls on students to join first Solar Decathlon Middle East

    United Arab Emirates January 25 , 2016

    DEWA organises Solar Decathlon Middle East with AED10 million ($2.7m) in prizes for university students

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  • Arabtec, TAV win Bahrain airport contract

    Bahrain January 25 , 2016

    The scope of the contract includes the construction of the terminal, a services building and aircraft bay.

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  • MENA’s healthcare real estate sector continues to grow

    United Arab Emirates January 25 , 2016

    “Healthcare real estate is an untapped asset.''

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  • Dubai achieves world record for lowest water loss rate of 8.26%

    United Arab Emirates January 24 , 2016

    DEWA has exceeded major European and American companies by cutting water network losses from 9.1% in 2014 to 8.26% in 2015, compared to 15% in North America.

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  • Dubai awards $71m contract for 46km water network extension

    United Arab Emirates January 24 , 2016

    DEWA awards multi-million dollar project to boost emirate's water supply by 2018 in the south of the emirate.

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  • New postage stamp features Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa

    United Arab Emirates January 24 , 2016

    A new postage stamp has been issued in the United Arab Emirates to mark the sixth birthday of the world's tallest building.

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  • Global solar PV installations to reach 321 gigawatts by year-end

    Saudi Arabia January 24 , 2016

    New research forecasts 64 gigawatts of solar PV to be installed globally in 2016, led by the United States and China.

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  • UPDATE: Address hotel fire caused by electrical fault

    United Arab Emirates January 21 , 2016

    An electrical fault from an exposed wire has been said to be the official cause of the New Years' hotel blaze

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  • dmg events announces Matt Denton as new President for Middle East, Asia and Africa operations

    United Arab Emirates January 21 , 2016

    "I was delighted to be instrumental in persuading him to rejoin dmg events in 2010 and I am pleased that he will now take the helm of our Middle East, Asia and Africa portfolio,” said Geoff Dickinson, CEO, dmg events.

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  • Vietnam signs $2.2bn power project with Saudi, Korean firms

    Saudi Arabia January 21 , 2016

    The pact comes as Vietnam faces a shortage in power supply amid the developing country's ever-increasing demand for electricity to fuel economic expansion, which hit a five-year high of 6.7 percent in 2015.

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  • Dubai’s first rainforest ‘bio-dome’ to open this year

    United Arab Emirates January 20 , 2016

    The Green Planet, set to open on City Walk in Dubai, will recreate the world of a tropical rainforest with over 3,000 species of plants and animals, Meraas said. It will also house a 25-metre-tall tree.

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  • Dubai’s Burj Al Arab about to get bigger

    United Arab Emirates January 20 , 2016

    The unique concept - believed to be a global first in resort hotel design – will accommodate 32 beach cabanas, 400 sun loungers, two swimming pools, a restaurant and a bar. It will be called Burj North Deck.

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  • Expo 2020: Wamda partner to drive collaborative entrepreneurship

    United Arab Emirates January 20 , 2016

    Dubai Expo 2020 is beginning to have a direct effect on the wider economy with the news that a new partnership has been set up to boost collaboration between businesses of all sizes

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  • DEWA awards $35.4m contract to extend major water networ

    United Arab Emirates January 20 , 2016

    The project is expected to be completed within 30 months of its start date. The NDRC network will be launched and will be fully-operational once all extension work has been completed.

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  • Abu Dhabi issues 9,228 new trade licenses in 2015

    United Arab Emirates January 20 , 2016

    The number of trade licenses registered in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi now totals 109,415, with 68,678 licenses in Abu Dhabi City, 30,844 in Al Ain and 9,893 in the Western Region. Out of this number, the number of active licenses is 84,018 across the emirate.

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  • Dubai Parks and Resorts leases nearly two-thirds of Riverland Dubai

    United Arab Emirates January 19 , 2016

    The company has confirmed that it has exceeded its 2015 target for its Riverland dining and retail space

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 Dubai megaprojects 2016

    United Arab Emirates January 19 , 2016

    We choose 10 of the most exciting projects currently underway in Dubai, UAE, which are set to make development headlines in 2016.

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  • Foreign investment in Dubai real estate up 24% in 2015

    United Arab Emirates January 19 , 2016

    New report says foreign property investors spent $36.8bn last year with Indians second only to Emiratis. Brits were the top European investors, Jordanians were the biggest non-GCC Arab investors while investment by Saudi nationals almost doubled year on year.

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  • UPDATE: The Address fire sprinklers ‘ran out after 15 minutes’

    United Arab Emirates January 19 , 2016

    “The water in that system drained quite quickly because of how many sprinklers were operating," said Matt Bright of the Dubai Civil Defence

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  • Why coatings' success in the MENA region must include green chemicals

    United Arab Emirates January 19 , 2016

    Paint and coatings suppliers, the chemicals producers and the government must work hand-in-hand for a sustainable future

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  • MENA to invest $35bn in renewable energy by 2020

    United Arab Emirates January 19 , 2016

    The GCC's solar capacity is expected to reach 10 gigawatts, representing a market opportunity of at least $10 billion to 2020, with solar rooftops in the UAE reaching 2.5 gigawatts and a $3 billion opportunity.

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  • Why the GCC must move quickly to embrace sustainability

    United Arab Emirates January 19 , 2016

    Following the success of COP21, the UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference held in Paris in December 2015, the sustainability industry in the Middle East is set to gain prominence through 2016, says one of the UAE's most high profile green...

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  • Abu Dhabi rents unlikely to decrease in 2016

    United Arab Emirates January 18 , 2016

    New report indicates rent increases in Abu Dhabi as prices fall in Dubai and neighbouring cities

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  • Dubai seeks $2bn from private sector for metro extension

    United Arab Emirates January 17 , 2016

    The RTA has invited contractors bidding for the project to submit a financing proposal for up to 80 per cent of the project cost and may award the contract this month.

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  • DORMA Gulf unveils the eco-friendly ST FLEX Green Sliding Doors

    United Arab Emirates January 17 , 2016

    Compliant with the German energy-saving regulation, the EnEV 2009, the ST FLEX Green is a very sustainable and reliable interior set-up and entrance solution.

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  • Imdaad renews FM contract with Hamdan Sports Complex

    January 17 , 2016

    Company promises "innovative, sustainable & integrated FM solutions for two years"

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  • DAFZA looks to LinkedIn to widen its worldwide appeal

    United Arab Emirates January 17 , 2016

    Dubai freezone signs deal with world's largest professional network

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  • Wafi Interchange 65% complete

    United Arab Emirates January 17 , 2016

    The interchange is expected to be fully completed and opened this April with a three-lane bridge branching from Oud Metha to Sheikh Zayed Road and Al-Saada Road

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  • Emirates Insolaire to see high demand for its solar technology in 2016

    January 17 , 2016

    "The solar PV industry is booming with the photovoltaic market growing 40 per cent year-on-year and Emirates Insolaire's end-market demand is hitting rapid growth levels almost every quarter," said Rafic Hanbali, Managing Partner of Emirates Insolaire

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  • Louvre Abu Dhabi to complete by mid-2016

    United Arab Emirates January 17 , 2016

    Construction works already completed include the museum’s “rain of light” dome, as envisioned by architect Jean Nouvel, and the installation of 30,000 square metres of natural stone paving.

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  • UAE newspapers continue to focus on Dubai fire safety

    United Arab Emirates January 14 , 2016

    Fire safety becomes key issue for news media in the UAE following hotel fire at The Address on New Year's Eve

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  • Hotels need to tread warily in challenging times, reveals industry expert

    United Arab Emirates January 14 , 2016

    Quality key to success for Dubai hotel sector in the run up to Expo 2020 and beyond, says University Professor

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  • Saudi to spend more than $100bn on renewable energy projects

    Saudi Arabia January 14 , 2016

    According to a recent report by Frost & Sullivan, the kingdom’s energy demand is expected to grow by 45 per cent from 69 gigawatts (GW) in 2014 to 100 GW in 2040.

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  • The "biggest threat to Dubai real estate" in 2016

    United Arab Emirates January 13 , 2016

    Unless a new dynamic comes into play, a recovery of the market could be delayed further into 2017, the Dubai-based consultancy said.

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  • Dubai fire regulation shakeup after New Year's Eve blaze

    United Arab Emirates January 13 , 2016

    Cladding regulations across the emirate will be reviewed following the devastating blaze at The Address hotel on New Year's Eve. Yresterday, top fire chief orders update of 2012 fire code for cladding within three months

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  • Top 10 Saudi Arabian Megaprojects 2016

    January 13 , 2016

    We choose 10 of the biggest projects currently underway in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which will dominate the development headlines in 2016.

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  • DWTC breaks ground on phase 2 of Dubai Trade Centre District

    United Arab Emirates January 12 , 2016

    First phase completed on time in November 2015 also notches impressive safety record

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  • Dubai World Trade Centre signs FM deal for new office

    January 12 , 2016

    UAE-based FM provider Macro wins contract to provide facility management and helpdesk services at DWTC's first completed office building in the Dubai Trade Centre District (DTCD)

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  • @HVACRSaudi: Green means to a cool end

    Saudi Arabia January 12 , 2016

    We talk to Nader Antar, Managing Director, OTIS & UTC Climate, Controls & Security in the run up to HVACR Expo Saudi 2016, which opens on Monday January 11 in Jeddah

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  • UAE and Qatar remain among the world's cheapest places to build

    January 11 , 2016

    New report says "The relative cost of construction across 44 major cities, finds that the local labour markets and resource availability have positively benefited cities in the GCC."

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  • HVAC R Expo Saudi starts today

    Saudi Arabia January 11 , 2016

    About 70 per cent of electricity consumption in the kingdom is used powering of air conditioners and with another half million homes needed in the country the demand for energy is also set to double.

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  • Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone welcomes growth in 2016

    United Arab Emirates January 11 , 2016

    RAK Free Zone grew from 4,000 companies in 2011 to a current 8,600 clients in 2016

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  • @HVACRSaudi: Danfoss unveils integrated solutions in the Saudi market

    Saudi Arabia January 11 , 2016

    ‘Engineering Tomorrow’, the new global branding of Danfoss, will soon make its debut at the HVACR Expo Saudi 2016, which opens today at 4pm and runs until January 13 under a joint participation from three segments of Danfoss: Cooling, Heating and Drives.

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  • @HVACRSaudi: Finding your comfort ozone

    Saudi Arabia January 11 , 2016

    Trane, an HVAC R show exhibitor, is aiming for 50 per cent reduction in the direct Green House Gas (GHG) potential for its HVAC products by 2030. The show opens today at 4pm and runs until January 13 in Jeddah.

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  • A reboot for “Old Dubai”

    United Arab Emirates January 10 , 2016

    Echoing the pearl divers and merchants that helped shape the city’s history - and eventually, its future - one company is seeking to renovate the older parts of Dubai, one building at a time.

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  • Developments to sprout along Dubai Canal

    United Arab Emirates January 10 , 2016

    The projects will include residential, retail and hospitality projects along the canal

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  • Dubai Canal project now 61% complete

    United Arab Emirates January 10 , 2016

    The Dubai Canal, which is split into three contracts, is now more than half-way complete with all work finishing mid-year 2016

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  • Dubai Land Department reports $72.7bn real estate transactions in 2015

    United Arab Emirates January 10 , 2016

    The total amount of real estate transactions recorded in Dubai last year exceeded AED267 billion, through 63719 transactions, an 8% increase compared to last year. USD1=AED3.67

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  • UAE district cooling industry to grow by 18% as demand surges

    United Arab Emirates January 10 , 2016

    One of leading players, Emicool, to boost market share to 20% in the UAE, with plans to expand capacity to 500,000 TR and foray into Saudi Arabia and Qatar

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  • UAE’s Al Habtoor Group to launch $8.5bn project in Egypt

    United Arab Emirates January 10 , 2016

    Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor called on GCC businessmen to team up with the group in this project as well as other investments in Egypt.

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  • wasl properties launches ‘wasl Duet’ in Karama

    United Arab Emirates January 07 , 2016

    Two-block mixed-use development forms part of real estate management company’s agenda to revitalise established areas of Dubai

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  • Saudi Prince cancels plans to consider investments in Iran

    Iran, Islamic Republic of January 07 , 2016

    Alwaleed also said he had refused the Iranian ambassador's request for a meeting and stopped all flights to Iran by the budget carrier Flynas.

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  • Green means to a cool end

    Saudi Arabia January 07 , 2016

    We talk to Nader Antar, Managing Director, OTIS & UTC Climate, Controls & Security in the run up to HVACR Expo Saudi 2016, which opens on Monday January 11 in Jeddah

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  • Dubai rents drop in 2016 Rera Index

    United Arab Emirates January 06 , 2016

    Overall rental prices, particularly for freehold areas, are expected to be lower than in 2015 as indicated by updates in the Rera Index for this year

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  • Insurers to review premiums at 500 Dubai skyscrapers over flammable cladding fears

    January 06 , 2016

    Insurers in Dubai reconsider premiums for pre-2012 composite clad buildings following devastating fire at The Address. Manufacturer of aluminium-polyurethane panels used at the 302m hotel says it met fire standards in 2006. UAE's National newspaper releases...

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  • Dubai South: New name, same concept

    United Arab Emirates January 05 , 2016

    Formerly known as Dubai World Central, Dubai South’s new name has not changed its goal of providing the best place for people, business and investment.

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  • Saudi's Artar launches first project in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates January 05 , 2016

    Mada Residences will be a residential building located in the heart of Downtown Dubai

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  • IN PICTURES: Ten of the most beautiful mosques in MENA

    January 05 , 2016

    The Big 5 Hub selects 10 of the region's finest religious buildings, which have attracted some of the highest levels of investment in the world over the past 20 years

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  • The name’s Bond…

    United Arab Emirates January 05 , 2016

    For nearly three decades, Bond Interiors has been providing a full range of planning and turnkey fit-out services to the interior contracting industry. Founder and Managing Director Saad Moaswes talks honestly about its development, reveals the secret of...

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  • IN PICTURES: Address Hotel Dubai's New Year blaze

    United Arab Emirates January 04 , 2016

    A closer look at the 63-storey luxury tower, which had to evacuate guests and residents, as well as throngs of customers of the hotel’s seven restaurants, at the height of New Year’s Eve celebrations due to a massive fire at 9.30pm on Thursday.

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  • UAE to hire consultant for $212m road projects

    United Arab Emirates January 04 , 2016

    UAE Ministry of Public Works is in the process of hiring a consultant to study implementation of seven key road projects in Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.

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  • Emaar hires contractor to restore fire-ravaged hotel

    United Arab Emirates January 04 , 2016

    A team of international consultants has already been mobilised by a local contractor as restoration work commences

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  • New UAE labour contracts come into effect

    United Arab Emirates January 04 , 2016

    The Ministry of Labour said it will not be issuing new work permits to overseas workers, nor renewing current residents’ permits, where the employer fails to provide a signed unified contract.

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  • Dubai ruler visits Address hotel fire site

    United Arab Emirates January 03 , 2016

    Sheikh Mohammed praised emergency services for their efficient work in putting out the fire. Dubai authorities have set up a special hotline number for those who were evacuated from the hotel.

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  • DEWA approves $6.4bn budget for 2016

    United Arab Emirates January 03 , 2016

    The budget will enable DEWA to adopt the best and latest clean energy technologies across all its operations to maintain its leading position nationally and internationally

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  • Developer Emaar shares fall following New Year's Eve blaze

    United Arab Emirates January 03 , 2016

    Emaar chairman, Mohamed Alabbar, said that the company intends to restore the building “to all its glory and even surpass the splendid architectural standards".

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  • RTA's green economy practices garner global recognition

    United Arab Emirates January 03 , 2016

    The award was presented by The Business Year: one of the pioneering firms in the research and publishing of economic resources at local and global levels.

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  • Lights, camera, action for newest hotel brand

    United Arab Emirates January 03 , 2016

    In the competitive world of hospitality building a brand is as important as building the resort complex. And that brand must be more more than image alone: it is about the creation of a unique experience. Thomas Van Vliet is the CEO of Paramount Hotels &...

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  • Inquest begins after New Year's Eve blaze at The Address

    United Arab Emirates January 01 , 2016

    World watches on TV as one of Dubai's most exclusive hotels is engulfed in flames. Residents of its 626 serviced apartments and 196 hotel rooms still not allowed back inside. Fire took 30 hours to extinguish completely. Blaze will reignite the debate about the...

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  • $313m road project to connect Jumeirah with Al Khail Road

    United Arab Emirates December 20 , 2015

    Roads, two-level bridges to be constructed from Umm Al Sheef Street in the direction of Al Wasl Street and Sheikh Zayed Road up to Latifa bint Hamadan Street

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  • Plans for Dubai Metro's Route 2020 station revealed

    December 17 , 2015

    Route from Nakheel Harbour station to the Expo 2020 site near Al Maktoum International Airport to have five elevated stations with futuristic designs

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  • Al Barari announces 75% of Its Ashjar Luxury Residences sold out

    December 17 , 2015

    Ashjar delivers intimate and serene community living amongst the tree tops of Dubai's premier desert oasis

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  • RAK's 'party island' seeks more Chinese investors

    December 17 , 2015

    Al Marjan sees huge potential for Chinese businesses and investors to get more involved in its four-island development

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  • UAE approves $86m road and housing projects

    United Arab Emirates December 17 , 2015

    Al Zaabi said that these projects are an addition to the developed infrastructure in the UAE that will facilitate the movement of citizens and residents.

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  • Al-Futtaim Engineering provides specialised air outlets for major Dubai theme park

    December 16 , 2015

    The company's engineering air conditioning division supplied air outlets from Krantz for the upcoming Motiongate theme park at Dubai Park and Resorts

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  • About 6,000 homes in Dubai sit unoccupied, broker says

    December 16 , 2015

    Apartments in the city were 16 per cent cheaper than a year ago and villa prices were 14 per cent cheaper while the value of transactions in Dubai dropped 33 per cent this year to around $5.02 billion, CBRE said.

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  • IN PICTURES: Ten GCC projects set for completion in 2016

    December 16 , 2015

    Throughout the Middle East, engineers and architects are pushing the boundaries of possibility as they strive to create the biggest and the best. The Big 5 Hub takes a look at ten of the best projects expected to complete in 2016.

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  • Future of aerospace design with 3D printed partition

    December 16 , 2015

    Designed in a structurally-strong, but lightweight micro-lattice shape, Airbus’ new bionic partition is 45 per cent (30 kg) lighter than current designs.

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  • Sharjah rents decline for first time in 2 years

    December 15 , 2015

    The latest Cluttons report shows a fall in Sharjah resiential rent prices, though villa demand remains strong with rents rising 4.1 per cent this year

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  • Construction in the Middle East will continue to grow in 2016 despite low oil prices

    December 15 , 2015

    The Big 5 Hub Editor Gary Wright looks back at 2015 and, despite the negative effect of tumbling oil prices on government spending across the construction sector, believes 2016 will still see growth.

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  • Trump signage returns on Damac project in Dubai

    December 14 , 2015

    After appearing to have removed real-estate mogul turned presidential hopeful Donald Trump's name of its $6 billion Akoya project, reports indicate that it has been restored

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  • Al Habtoor plans $544m hotel investments in 2016

    December 14 , 2015

    The value of the company’s investments and expansion initiatives in Dubai currently stand at $3.4bn (AED12.5bn).

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 ports in the Middle East

    December 14 , 2015

    Ports in the Middle East are some of the busiest and most dynamic in the world. Take a look at the top 10 ports in the region.

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  • $10bn in UAE-Turkish trade expected in 2016

    December 14 , 2015

    Turkey registered a 15% increase in new exhibitors at The Big 5 this year with more Turkish contractors showing interest in investing over the next five years

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  • RTA to build $21m cycling lanes in residential areas

    December 13 , 2015

    The project will extend 57km across Warqaa, Mushrif, Mirdif, Mizhar and Khawaneej.

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  • Dubai International on target for record year as passenger numbers top 6.25 million in October

    United Arab Emirates December 10 , 2015

    "Traffic continues its steady climb as we approach the end of what will be another record year for both cargo and passenger numbers," Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports

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  • New move to reduce waste from construction sites

    United Arab Emirates December 10 , 2015

    Abu Dhabi's waste managers reveals plan to end the construction site waste being dumped in landfill. GCC countries are among the worst in the world for failing to minimise waste.

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  • DEWA aims to generate 5,000MW solar power by 2030

    December 09 , 2015

    During COP21, Al Tayer emphasised that the UAE is a pioneer in the transition towards a green economy, implementing green initiatives, adopting economic diversification and its commitment to achieving sustainable development

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  • “UAE economy to grow by 3.5% in 2016"

    United Arab Emirates December 09 , 2015

    The figure will depend on oil prices in 2016 as well as other macroeconomic factors such as the performance of regional and global economies during the year.

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  • dmg events appoints new Vice President for energy division

    December 09 , 2015

    As the head of the region’s Energy portfolio, Cossé will oversee ADIPEC, Middle East Heavy Oil Congress, and the Middle East Refining & Petrochemical Conference along with the region’s leading audited oil and gas publication ‘Pipeline Middle East’.

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  • Meydan One Mall design to be confirmed by early 2016

    United Arab Emirates December 08 , 2015

    The project will incorporate the world’s tallest residential high-rise, a hotel, retail space and a multi- purpose ice arena

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  • Egypt real estate to receive $12.8bn investment in 7 years

    Egypt December 08 , 2015

    Egyptian government is going to sign final agreements of two partnership projects announced during the country's Economic Development Conference.

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  • Dubai awards contract for $129m road project

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2015

    The new road, with four lanes in each direction, costs around $129m (AED474m) and extends 25km from the Dubai-Al Ain Interchange to Al Yalayis Road.

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  • New laws issued for Dubai Smart City initiative

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2015

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid sets legal framework for transforming Dubai into the world’s smartest city.

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  • IN PICTURES: 10 of the world's finest concert venues

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2015

    This week we offer our pick of the world's finest concert venues - from the spectacular to the unique. For architects and builders the challenge is greater than almost any other public building: not only must it be beautiful, it need to accommodate an audience...

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  • Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates renovation unveiled

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2015

    The project has seen the refurbishment of all 373 guest rooms and suites, the placement of new state-of-the-art conference and catering facilities and the opening of three new restaurants and lounges

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  • Dubai's Road Transport Association announces $129m road contract

    United Arab Emirates December 06 , 2015

    Eight-lane, 25-km highway is Phase II of the Academic City Road Project linking Al Ain Interchange to Al Yalayis Road set for 2017 opening.

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  • UAE state airline steps up its East Africa links with new flights

    United Arab Emirates December 06 , 2015

    New Tanzanian route is Etihad's third East Africa route alongside along with Nairobi and Entebbe, and the operator's ninth destination to the continent.

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  • Saudi Arabian government to tax owners of undeveloped housing land

    Saudi Arabia December 06 , 2015

    New White Land Tax targets speculators who buy and sell urban development sites but never build. KSA capital Riyadh has an estimated 40 per cent of suitable housing sites with utilities and roads connected. Developer share prices take a tumble

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  • Turkey tops world ranking with 18.9% house price growth

    Turkey December 01 , 2015

    Global house prices rose by 2.7 per cent in the year to September, far higher than the 0.1% annual increase seen the previous quarter.

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  • Dubai unveils massive solar program

    United Arab Emirates November 30 , 2015

    The wide-ranging Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 program is expected to result in $13.6 billion worth of new solar investments.

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  • How printed buildings may be the future of construction in the Middle East

    November 29 , 2015

    With the announcement of the creation of a 3D printed building created for the Museum of the Future headquarters, we speak to the company bringing the innovative technology to Dubai – and the region - for the first time.

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  • Welsh trade mission targets construction deals at Big 5

    November 29 , 2015

    Welsh exports to the Middle East have grown steadily with the construction and engineering sector now a key priority

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  • Company starts construction on first green headquarters in Jordan

    Jordan November 29 , 2015

    The office building will be the first in the kingdom to adhere to the Jordan Green Building guide

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  • Autodesk University: For those who design, build, make & create

    November 26 , 2015

    On December 16, Autodesk will give professionals the opportunity to experience keynote speeches, exclusive classes and industry sessions on the hottest trends in software design.

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  • @The Big 5: Techmatik sells concrete block machine for $2.7m

    United Arab Emirates November 26 , 2015

    “We are working on a lot of projects so it is hard to say what the equipment will be used for but Dubai’s Palm Islands and several parks around the city including Zabeel are some of our most important ongoing projects.”

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  • @The Big 5: Dutch partnership with UAE grows as construction surges

    November 26 , 2015

    More than 10 new Dutch companies have joined and are testing the waters in what many view as a great business environment

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  • @The Big 5: Laticrete’s $2m palace deal

    United Arab Emirates November 26 , 2015

    Laticrete has also worked on Sheikh Mohammed’s palace in Dubai, in addition to royal residences in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

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  • @PMV Live: Take the challenge at PMV Live

    November 26 , 2015

    Try the Excavator Challenge or take a crane selfie before the show ends today, located at the outside area of PMV Live

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  • @The Big 5: Turkish Ambassador sees his country flourish

    November 26 , 2015

    There is currently about $8 billion in trade volume, including imports and exports, between the UAE and Turkey and a more than $10 billion expected in the next year

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  • @The Big 5: Al Tayer urges building industry to invest in renewable resources

    United Arab Emirates November 25 , 2015

    The man in charge of Dubai's power and water has called on contractors, architects and suppliers to support his country's drive towards a sustainable future

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  • @The Big 5: A first for Peru

    Peru November 25 , 2015

    For the first time in The Big 5 history, Peru has a pavilion at the show.

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  • @The Big 5: How to Trade in the UAE draws large crowds

    November 25 , 2015

    Experts outlined ways on how to start a business and enter the UAE market successfully

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  • @MEC 2015: Meet the 3D printed building expert today

    November 24 , 2015

    The consultants behind the world’s first 3D printed office will be a part of a panel session on the opportunities, challenges, and future of 3D technology within the construction industry at Middle East Concrete 2015 today.

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  • @The Big 5: Germany is a driving force in UAE business

    Germany November 24 , 2015

    Trade between the UAE and Germany is forecast to reach $17bn in the next few years. More than 120 exhibitors, including state agencies, are coming together in The Big 5’s 2,269 sqm German pavilion.

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  • @The Big 5: German state agencies’ first entry to The Big 5

    Germany November 24 , 2015

    Two of Germany’s state agencies Baden-Württemberg International (bw-i) and Leichtbau BW are taking part at The Big 5 in Dubai with 15 companies.

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  • @The Big 5: Hessen’s growth in the GCC

    Germany November 24 , 2015

    Six companies from Germany’s Federal State of Hessen are at the show to present new products and meet top international clients.

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  • @The Big 5: Dubai reveals its sustainable future

    United Arab Emirates November 23 , 2015

    Dubai Municipality discussed the use and implementation of green concrete on Monday during a seminar in its aim to make Dubai a leading sustainable city.

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  • RECORD NUMBER OF VISITORS EXPECTED AS THE BIG 5 OPENS IN DUBAI

    United Arab Emirates November 23 , 2015

    #builddubai Thousands of construction professionals begin arriving at the World Trade Centre today. It is the region's largest construction and build show with 3,000 exhibitors, the biggest education and seminar programme ever and a host of new features.

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  • The Big 5 officially opens in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 23 , 2015

    His Excellency Dr Rashid Ahmad bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water for the UAE performs the official opening ceremony

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  • @TheBig5: Exhibitor Capson lands half million dollar order on first day

    United Arab Emirates November 23 , 2015

    An Indian tile manufacturer is celebrating after securing orders worth $600,000 plus on the first day of The Big 5 2015 in Dubai

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  • @The Big 5: Championing construction and infrastructure

    China November 23 , 2015

    China has always been one of the largest exhibiting groups at The Big 5 Dubai and more than 600 exhibitors are participating this year, occupying more than 7,000 sqm of space at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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  • @The Big 5: Building and construction sector in Jafza registers 74% growth in the last 5 years

    United Arab Emirates November 23 , 2015

    Participates in Big 5 to attract more multinationals interested in the GCC's$327 billion market

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  • @The Big 5: FORD TRUCKS REVEAL GCC EXPANSION PLAN

    United Arab Emirates November 23 , 2015

    Ford displays its newest construction vehicles at The Big 5, revealing that it will expand into new markets in 2016

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  • @TheBig 5: Dubai Investments targets strong growth amid construction boom in UAE and GCC

    United Arab Emirates November 22 , 2015

    Company to showcase innovative products and technology at Big 5 exhibition

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  • CO.ME celebrates 50th anniversary

    United Arab Emirates November 22 , 2015

    Its range includes bricktrowels, plastering trowels, Venetian trowels, joint knives, scrapers and spatulas for professional users.

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  • Use #buildDubai and get featured in our show daily magazine!

    November 22 , 2015

    Have interesting products you want to show us? Use the hashtag and get published

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  • @The Big 5: Gulf Extrusions brings live demos and fire safety advice to the show

    United Arab Emirates November 20 , 2015

    Extruded aluminium expert reveals plans for The Big 5 - the region's biggest construction and build show - at the World Trade Centre, Dubai. Monday November 23 to 26.

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  • Dubai calls for more financial sector help in projects boom

    United Arab Emirates November 19 , 2015

    Dubai's spending and investment will not be altered by lower oil prices but seeks more financial support for infrastructure projects

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  • Welding and electrofusion

    United Arab Emirates November 19 , 2015

    The design of the machine is such that with 12 basic machine chassis models, pipes from OD 40 through 1600mm can be jointed.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 world’s largest construction markets in 2020

    November 18 , 2015

    The Big 5 Hub looks at the ten construction markets predicted to be the world’s largest in 2020. The countries’ global share in the construction market by 2020 has been obtained from a Bruce Shaw report.

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  • Don’t miss out! Register FREE for The Big 5

    United Arab Emirates November 18 , 2015

    FREE registration closes 22 November midnight. An entry fee of AED150 per person will apply to all visitors who registered their visit during the show days.

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  • More than $250k free training offered to professionals at The Big 5

    November 18 , 2015

    Industry trends highlight importance of training as 3,800 visitors set to attend 75 free CPD-certified workshops at MENA's largest construction show

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  • Dubai's Arabtec to build 13,000 homes in Egypt

    United Arab Emirates November 17 , 2015

    Arabtec had signed an agreement last year to build 1 million homes in Egypt by 2020, equal to about 550 per day.

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  • MAN Truck & Bus will reveal new vehicles at The Big 5

    November 17 , 2015

    MAN EcoStyle will reduce overall operating costs, emissions, fuel usage in addition to improving driving standards and vehicle wear and tear

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  • GCC hosts $115bn worth of rail projects

    November 17 , 2015

    The GCC hosts rail, tram, light rail, metro, and monorail projects, with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia leading at $45bn, followed by Qatar at $35bn, the UAE and Kuwait at $15bn and Bahrain at $10bn, according to a report by the German Near and Middle East...

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  • Dubai Parks and Resorts project structure 73% complete

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2015

    The park is expecting 6.7 million visits at the end of its first full year of operation in 2017, expecting revenues of $653 million.

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  • Drake & Scull moves into loss in third quarter

    November 16 , 2015

    Total provisions, revenue and gross profit adjustments taken in Q3 2015 amount to $268 million

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  • Leading by example: Jafza shows businesses how to trade in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates November 15 , 2015

    Hosting the “How to Trade in the UAE” seminar again this year, Jafza continues to be a major business hub, especially in construction, it’s Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial Officer explains.

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  • Making your construction site a safer place

    United Arab Emirates November 15 , 2015

    At its stand, TAMMET will present its latest development: the double-bar barriers for the first time ever.

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  • GCC construction industry set to reach record of nearly $130bn in 2016

    November 15 , 2015

    Mega-events drive urgency for adopting latest construction software includng projects like the Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal in the UAE, King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Saudi Arabia, and National Museum of Qatar

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  • Huntsman injects colour into Middle East Concrete show

    United Arab Emirates November 12 , 2015

    At the Middle East Concrete show Huntsman will promote its iron oxide and ferroxideiron oxide pigments, which have a high tint strength and can deliver clean consistent colours.

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  • Dubai Healthcare City Authority and Nshama announce joint venture

    United Arab Emirates November 11 , 2015

    Dubai Healthcare City and Nshama enter a joint venture agreement to establish a mixed-use development in the free zone’s Phase 2 expansion project located at Al Jadaf Dubai

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  • Damac shares dip as Q3 revenues fall

    United Arab Emirates November 11 , 2015

    Profit up compared with same period last year for Damac but included more than $100m of land sales

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  • Drake & Scull opens new Dubai HQ

    United Arab Emirates November 10 , 2015

    Official opening of engineer and construction company's UAE base in the International Media Production Zone

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  • Why residents are just as important as design in the cities of the future

    United Arab Emirates November 10 , 2015

    We talk with Baharash Bagherian, founder and designer of Baharash Architecture, an award-winning studio in London, which is the lead designer for phase 2 of Dubai’s first sustainable city.

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  • Alstom signs $204m contract for Cairo Metro line 3

    Egypt November 10 , 2015

    Line 3 will be able to carry more than 1.5 million passengers per day

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  • Dubai theme park to build 56-metre freefall tower

    United Arab Emirates November 09 , 2015

    Two new rides include Zombieland, a 56-metre high free fall tower and Underworld, a multi-sensory 4D theatre where guests are caught between vampires and lycans.

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  • Korea’s $1bn tower to give Burj Khalifa a run for its money

    Korea, Democratic People's Republic of November 09 , 2015

    Lotte World Tower in Seoul is planning to break Burj Khalifa’s record of having the world’s highest outdoor observation deck at 555 metres.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 longest road tunnels

    November 09 , 2015

    Tunnels have connected people and cities for decades, becoming longer and more intricate through time. Today, some of the longest tunnels in the world have become instrumental in simplifying transportation around the globe.

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  • EmiratesGBC 'Energy Efficiency Programme' online database goes live

    United Arab Emirates November 09 , 2015

    All building industry stakeholders in the UAE are invited to register on the online database

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  • Dubai’s RTA awards $110m contract to upgrade Airport Road

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2015

    The government body said the move is part of a plan to cater to the projected growth in travellers using Dubai International Airport, which expects to serve 92 million passengers by 2020.

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  • Al Futtaim Carillion wins $196m contract for DTCD

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2015

    The contract will be for two Grade A office properties at the Dubai Trade Centre District

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  • Elmark expands in Middle East

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2015

    The brand already has worldwide recognition for its low voltage electrical and lighting products.

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  • Get the spa experience in your private bathroom

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2015

    Bathroom manufacturers are looking to bring the spa experience into the home and hotel.

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  • Greener than ever before with one of the most prominent LEED experts... in the world

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2015

    We meet engineering consultant Green Technologies’ director Mario Senevirantne. He has an enviable track record in sustainable buildings, is one of our judges for The Big 5 Gaia Awards and is facilitator at the All About Sustainability lecture during The Big...

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  • $871m worth of investment projects at Dubai Silicon Oasis

    United Arab Emirates November 05 , 2015

    1,187 companies are now operating in technology free zone, marking a 12% Increase from previous year

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  • 20th Century Fox Theme Park for Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 04 , 2015

    Fox is the latest theme park announced for the UAE, which includes branded hotels, bringing some of the biggest movie and TV named rides including The Simpsons and Ice Age. Tender contracts look set to be issued within six months with an ambitious 2018 open...

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  • Nakheel showcases projects in Mumbai for Indian investors

    November 04 , 2015

    Indian investors account for 11% of Nakheel’s customers, investing more than $300 million in the Palm Jumeirah alone

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  • RTA, French delegation discuss future collaboration for UAE transport projects

    United Arab Emirates November 04 , 2015

    The meeting provided an open dialogue between french companies and Dubai's transport authority for future and current developments

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  • NBF, GRDI finance construction of IKEA's distribution centre at Dubai South

    United Arab Emirates November 03 , 2015

    Bank was also responsible for bringing the construction firm into the project, underscoring its extensive expertise and network of contacts in the contracting sector

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  • Nakheel JV to build resort on Deira Islands Project

    United Arab Emirates November 03 , 2015

    The planned partnership with Centara is Nakheel’s third joint venture for hotels at Deira Islands announced this year.

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  • Fire-resistant metals from Mitsubishi

    November 03 , 2015

    ALPOLIC promotes fire-retardant core materials with a non-combustible mineral filled core which meets fire code regulations all over the world

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  • GE finalises Alstom power deal

    November 03 , 2015

    Alstom focuses on its rail transport sector as shareholders prepare to share $3.5 billion from power sell off

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  • Will India really build the world's tallest building?

    India November 02 , 2015

    Indian minister wants to build tallest tower in the world - but it is not just Dubai's Burj Khalifa he'll need to beat

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 GCC healthcare projects

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2015

    A record $5.9bn in contracts was awarded in 2014 and this year it is set to hit $7.3bn – an increase of $1.45bn. Here are the 10 biggest healthcare projects under development in the GCC.

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  • Dubai’s infrastructure projects on track

    United Arab Emirates November 01 , 2015

    A network of highways, entry and exits leading to the Expo site, parallel roads project at the Gardens, Academic City Road improvement project and Al Fay Street improvement project are among the major infrastructure projects ahead.

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  • Dubai residential projects reach saturation point in Q3 2015

    United Arab Emirates November 01 , 2015

    Research by Phidar Advisory said that apartment lease rates decreased a nominal 0.5 per cent, while sale prices decreased 3.6 per cent, pushing yields up to 7.5 per cent.

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  • RAK Free Zone signs deal to increase services

    United Arab Emirates November 01 , 2015

    "RAK FTZ will continue looking into more strategic partnerships to help boost the competitiveness of the UAE" Sheikh Mohammed bin Humaid Al Qasimi, MD of RAK FTZ

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  • Dubai Silicon Oasis wins region's highest LEED certification for "Techno-Point" building

    United Arab Emirates October 29 , 2015

    First Government of Dubai Facility to Achieve Platinum Rating for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance

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  • UAE's Etihad Rail project completes Shah and Habshan line

    United Arab Emirates October 29 , 2015

    Phase 1 is complete and Phase 2 will involve the completion of the rail network in the Abu Dhabi Emirate by connecting to the Saudi border at Ghweifat and the Omani border at Al Ain, and by connecting areas such as Mussaffah, Khalifa Port and Jebel Ali Port in...

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  • New record for healthcare construction awards

    United Arab Emirates October 29 , 2015

    GCC hospital contract awards to rise to $7.3bn in 2015, a new report says. Saudi Arabia is the region's largest market while the UAE and Qatar offer fastest growth. Nearly 70 mega hospital projects worth $100m-plus are currently under construction.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 GCC maritime projects

    October 28 , 2015

    Estimates put the region’s investment in port facilities at more than $35bn. Saudi Arabia has a five-year plan to expand its ports capacity with an estimated $30bn to be invested and Egypt has spent $8.5bn for the expansion of Suez Canal. The Big 5 Hub looks...

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  • UAE named top Arab country for doing business

    United Arab Emirates October 28 , 2015

    World Bank report finds UAE in top five globally for tax set up, processing of construction permits and electricity delivery

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  • Abu Dhabi invests $35m in road projects

    United Arab Emirates October 28 , 2015

    Maintenance works include the laying of new asphalt on existing roads as well as reparation of street equipment and pavements

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  • New Green Deal website is latest step in Dubai's campaign to be a leading sustainable city

    United Arab Emirates October 27 , 2015

    Government leaders in Dubai have backed a new ‘Green Deal’ online portal to encourage residents to adopt sustainable products which went live today

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  • Empower signs $34m contract for Bluewaters Island project

    United Arab Emirates October 27 , 2015

    The service will commence from the third quarter of 2016 and will cover residential, retail and commercial buildings and hotels

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  • UAE approves budget cut for 2016

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2015

    Federal budget cut by 1.2 per cent following the fall in oil price but health and education remain a priority

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  • Digilock’s new offerings

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2015

    American company Digilock® has launched Numeris®, a simplified security solution designed for file cabinets, storage, and case goods.

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  • The future of water heating

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2015

    Ariston will present its latest sustainable technologies at The Big 5 Dubai 2015. In addition to electric water heaters for domestic and industrial applications, Ariston personnel will let customers try the new range of heat pump water heaters.

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  • Importance of independent building commissioning increasing in GCC

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2015

    Sinan Rasheed says time and costs important factors and commissioning a specialised skill is in short supply in GCC. Expert speaker will address The Big 5 on industry trends this year.

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  • Skyscrapers 'will be 30km tall by 2045'

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2015

    Renowned futurologist Ian Pearson says skyscrapers complete with spaceports will form ‘cities in the sky’ in the next 30 years.

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  • New Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway 60% complete

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2015

    The road, an extension of Mohammad Bin Zayed Road, is expected to be completed by the end of this year

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  • Concrete skills college to open in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2015

    New school in the UAE to train decorative concrete construction professionals as demand for the skill soars

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  • "Decorative concrete is on fire...I’ve never seen anything like it"

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2015

    In the build up to Middle East Concrete, we catch up with decorative concrete specialist and General Manager of Taj Concrete, Matthew Burns to find out why this niche industry could play a crucial role in the future of construction in the region

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  • Nakheel awards $96.3m contract for The Circle Mall in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 22 , 2015

    The Circle Mall will comprise 235 shops, a multi-screen cinema, a health clinic, cafes, restaurants and a food court, spanning more than 432,000 sq ft in total built up area.

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  • DEWA receives positive response for third Phase of Solar Park project

    United Arab Emirates October 22 , 2015

    International companies have shown great interest following a tender request for the 800MW third Phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

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  • dmg events launches new show for MENA’s $50bn windows and doors market

    United Arab Emirates October 22 , 2015

    Windows, Doors and Façades 2016 will feature CPD-accredited workshops, conferences and live demonstrations.

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  • Dubai Silicon Oasis installs first smart street lights in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates October 21 , 2015

    A collaboration with Du, the intiative is In line with the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart City Initiative

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  • IN PICTURES: 10 of the worst construction accidents in the past decade

    October 21 , 2015

    From crane malfunctions to building collapses, The Big 5 Hub looks at construction accidents over the last 10 years that have made safety experts reassess the way sites operate

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  • GCC in need of drainage despite lack of rain, expert says

    October 21 , 2015

    Groult warns of long-term damage caused by rain, floods

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  • Top Dubai developer slams property brokers over ‘inaccurate’ reports.

    United Arab Emirates October 20 , 2015

    Damac chief says reports of property market depression in the city are wrong and accuses those responsible of “professional malpractice”

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  • Green Deal platform makes ‘greening’ home easy

    United Arab Emirates October 20 , 2015

    A new website is promising to make it easier to find products that will make homes more sustainable, from solar water heaters, to electricity-saving tech.

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  • ACWA Power consortium lands Hassyan clean coal power plant project

    United Arab Emirates October 20 , 2015

    The project will be the first coal based power plant in the GCC region, designed to be a "best in class" facility with full adherence to global environmental best practices

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  • Azizi Developments appoints new chief

    October 20 , 2015

    "I assure the buyers of our properties that completion of the projects and delivery of their units will be as scheduled," says Farhad Azizi, new CEO, Azizi Developments

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  • Pushing the envelope: indoor air quality and sustainability

    United Arab Emirates October 20 , 2015

    In soaring GCC temperatures, there is increasing concern about the quality of air breathed by those living and working inside AND the effect the building has on the global environment. The building envelope is the total physical barrier between the conditioned...

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  • Dubai's Drake and Scull secures $61m contract

    United Arab Emirates October 19 , 2015

    The contract is for MEP works at a hotel complex and an extension to a prominent retail mall. Drake and Scull did not reveal the name of the client or the project.

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  • RTA opens prequalification of bidders for Union Oasis Project

    United Arab Emirates October 19 , 2015

    Bidders must have experience and resources to undertake the project in line with the provisions of the Law No 22 for 2015 governing the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in Dubai.

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  • IN PICTURES: 10 bridges that set a new engineering standard

    October 19 , 2015

    Check out the top 10 bridges that set a new standard in bridge construction over the past several decades

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  • New data law paves way for Dubai to become a smart city

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2015

    It's the 'final legal obstacle' to Dubai's as The Ruler allows sharing of non-confidential data between government entities and other stakeholders to complete the legislative framework

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  • Nakheel reveals $626m contract awards for three new malls

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2015

    Dubai developer announces contract awards for the Night Souq at Deira Islands, Warsan Souk and The Circle Mall are set to be completed in 2018

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  • Oman’s $1,039m electrical contracts short of bidders

    Oman October 18 , 2015

    Among the 195 electrical contractors registered with the DCRP, only 15 are in the Grade A category, deemed qualified to undertake technically challenging contracts.

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  • Coil Coating Line Solutions for steel and aluminium companies

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2015

    Bronx International has partnered with the Galfan Technology Centre to become the exclusive agent for Galfan licenses in sheet and coil applications.

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  • Thermal Imaging in HD

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2015

    The T1K is a high definition handheld instrument featuring exceptional measurement performance, outstanding image clarity, and a highly-responsive user-interface.

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  • Abu Dhabi and Dubai construction costs remain stable

    October 14 , 2015

    Movement in material prices for construction projects over Q2 2014 to Q2 2015 record a variance of -0.5% to + 1%, depending on build type

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  • DMCC freezone celebrates worldwide recognition

    October 14 , 2015

    DMCC, the authority on trade, enterprise and commodities in Dubai, has been named ‘Global Free Zone of the Year’ 2015 by The Financial Times fDi Magazine.

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  • DEWA awards first $1.8bn clean coal power plant to consortium

    United Arab Emirates October 14 , 2015

    Hassyan clean coal power plant is ready to feature carbon capture storage and will be the first clean coal power plant in the Middle East

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  • Carillion to speed operations following $2.6bn wins in H2 2015

    United Arab Emirates October 14 , 2015

    Al Futtaim Carillion, the company’s Middle Eastern joint venture, is set to begin work on two commercial development projects in Dubai, estimated to be worth $138.25 million.

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  • Kuwait company buys $34.6m tower in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia October 14 , 2015

    The new tower is the second investment for Al Mazaya in Saudi Arabia, following the Al Ma'dhar Towers that comprises of three buildings for commercial use.

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  • Dubai’s RTA to continue spending billions on infrastructure

    United Arab Emirates October 13 , 2015

    A running tender called Union Oasis with an estimated cost of $218m (AED800m) and a truck rest area with an investment of $30m (AED110m) is underway.

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  • Abu Dhabi Airports’ $2.8bn expansion on track

    United Arab Emirates October 13 , 2015

    Abu Dhabi Airports revealed that its new Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) was 55 per cent complete and was expected to be 70 per cent complete by year-end.

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  • Dubai developer to invest $4.8bn on tourist resort in Bosnia

    United Arab Emirates October 12 , 2015

    The 'Buroj Ozone' will stretch over an area of 1.3 million square metres and include thousands of housing units, hotels and the largest shopping centre in Bosnia

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  • Empower increases its stake in Dubai district cooling

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2015

    Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, has awarded contracts valued at $16 million (AED59m) in the third quarter of the year to boost district cooling (DC) operations across Dubai.

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  • Activists critical of Mumbai metro underground costs

    India October 11 , 2015

    The cost of constructing an underground metro would be almost three times the cost of an elevated metro.

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  • Falconcity of Wonders provides investment opportunities for the hospitality sector

    United Arab Emirates October 08 , 2015

    The Hotel Show was an excellent platform for Falconcity of Wonders to draw global attention to its distinctive and diverse elements, massive investment appeal, and Dubai's stature as a lifestyle and leisure hub.

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  • Why the GCC construction sector is attracting the Europeans

    United Arab Emirates October 08 , 2015

    · EU businesses increasingly looking to GCC for new opportunities · GCC industries also said to be searching for quality EU suppliers · Interiors, doors among the top products in demand in the region

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  • Dubai's Legoland gets its first rollercoaster

    United Arab Emirates October 07 , 2015

    The Dragon roller coaster is the first ride to be installed at Dubai Parks and Resorts, a $2.8 billion project set to open in October 2016 with three separate theme parks

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  • Dubai property prices continue to fall and now rents are following

    United Arab Emirates October 07 , 2015

    An estimated 5,000 homes due for delivery this year have been delayed as apartment prices in Dubai fall 11 per cent so far this year. And property analysts predict a fall of up to 10 per cent in rental return in the next 12 months.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 Saudi Arabian infrastructure projects

    Saudi Arabia October 07 , 2015

    Take a look at the Middle East’s biggest market which has some of the biggest infrastructure projects in the world with almost $50 billion invested.

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  • Emirates Hills villas outperform the Dubai property market

    United Arab Emirates October 06 , 2015

    Figures released this week indicate the luxury, high-end villa market in Emirates Hills appears to be immune from the softening property market in other areas, says Dubai realtor.

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  • German quality, sustainable design

    United Arab Emirates October 06 , 2015

    Award winning Kottmann Technology offers an exciting range of high-quality bathroom and sanitaryware and will show its range in Dubai next month

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  • Laticrete's new SUPERCAP pump truck

    United Arab Emirates October 06 , 2015

    Revealed Laticrete's new cost-effective method for finishing new concrete or capping: the SUPERCAP pump will give live demos during this year's The Big 5 in Dubai

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  • Italian window of opportunity

    United Arab Emirates October 06 , 2015

    The new SPI line of aluminium-wood windows combines the aesthetics and elegance of wood with the practicality of a robust aluminium bearing structure, which does not require any maintenance work

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  • Oman to implement major airport expansion plan

    Oman October 06 , 2015

    A new passenger terminal with annual capacity of 12 million travellers at the Sultanate's main airport is now due to open by the end of 2016, about a year later than the previous estimate.

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  • Kuwait starts expansion of its popular 360 MALL

    Kuwait October 06 , 2015

    New and improved mall will open in 2019. New features include more development of retail space, multi-purpose indoor sports and entertainment facilities and a 5-star hotel.

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  • DEWA awards contract for Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

    United Arab Emirates October 05 , 2015

    The Solar Innovation Centre, which will act as a museum and exhibition for solar and renewable energy manufacturers and developers, will be completed in 2017

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  • UAE's DC Pro Engineering eyes five-fold growth by 2020

    October 05 , 2015

    New Managing Director Fouad Younan sets sights on Expo 2020 Dubai and Qatari World Cup to further advance the company’s business targets

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  • Top 10 GCC green building projects

    October 05 , 2015

    Demand for more environmentally-friendly buildings and construction materials has increased dramatically over the past decade, with major companies, universities and research institutions taking on the responsibility to build a greener future in the region...

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  • $1bn Reem Mall project names Conject as cloud partner

    United Arab Emirates October 05 , 2015

    "The ConjectPC system combines integrated document and commercial management capabilities that we require with a user-friendly platform"

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  • Nakheel awards $223 million Palm Tower hotel contract

    United Arab Emirates October 04 , 2015

    The first 18 floors of the The Palm Tower has a five star, 290-room hotel including a rooftop infinity pool, restaurant and viewing deck. Above are 504 luxury residences

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  • UPDATE: Sharjah high-rise fire affects 250 families

    United Arab Emirates October 04 , 2015

    Residents were forced to flee their homes after flames spread up the outside of their 32-storey tower block.

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  • Opening of Abu Dhabi's Louvre postponed until 2016

    United Arab Emirates October 04 , 2015

    Majed al Mansoori, chairman of Tourism Development and Investment Company said the $650 million will not make its deadline line this year. He did not reveal any changes in the deadlines of the Zayed and the Guggenheim, scheduled to open 2016 and 2017.

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  • Standard GCC building code to launch by year-end

    Qatar October 04 , 2015

    The code will be unveiled on December 28 in Doha in the presence of GCC housing ministers.

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  • Dubai’s real estate investments remain at healthy levels

    United Arab Emirates October 01 , 2015

    Dubai showing stabilized growth rates, says Financial Times

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  • Survey reveals the top shopping city in the world for Muslims

    United Arab Emirates October 01 , 2015

    MasterCard survey rates the city number one for Islamic shoppers... just months after it was named the fifth most popular shopping destination in the whole world

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  • PICTURES: UAE skyscraper engulfed in flames - 40 injured

    United Arab Emirates October 01 , 2015

    A multi-storey residential building has been completely gutted in the major fire in the emirate of Sharjah, north of Dubai.

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  • Tractors and road trucks move towards a greener future

    United Arab Emirates October 01 , 2015

    Ford Trucks’ reveals details of its new environmentally friendly engines that meet tough new laws.

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  • GCC green construction vehicles face tough regulations

    October 01 , 2015

    Green technologies are currently available but are facing a reluctant market, expert says

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  • New billion dirham extension at Dubai's Mall of the Emirates

    United Arab Emirates September 30 , 2015

    Mall of the Emirates in Dubai unveils its latest extension 10 years after it opened. But owners promise the mall will continue to evolve: "What you see now comes out of the consumer experience of the last years, but what you see right now is not what you’ll...

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  • Nakheel chief reveals its plan for 10 new Dubai hotels in five years

    United Arab Emirates September 30 , 2015

    "Hospitality is an industry that cannot be ignored, contributing to 7.1 per cent of Dubai’s GDP and with 96,000 rooms forecast to be in the market by 2018. Guest numbers have increased by 42 per cent over the past five years."

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 road infrastructure networks

    United States September 30 , 2015

    Billions of dollars is being spent across the world on new roads. Take a look at some of the spectacular and unique highways around the world, which transport billions of people and tonnes of goods by car, bus and truck

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  • UAE hotel and visitor attraction revenues forecast to double by 2019

    United Arab Emirates September 29 , 2015

    A new report for The Hotel Show and The Leisure Show Dubai reveals that the UAE is leading the Middle East and North Africa for hotel room revenues

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  • UAE top Arab nation and second globally in 73-country Islamic Economy Indicator

    United Arab Emirates September 29 , 2015

    The Islamic economy is growing at almost twice the global economy. "UAE today is taking on greater global importance in the Islamic economy as one of the fastest growing sectors in the world."

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  • CAREERS: FM training co appoints new associate

    September 29 , 2015

    New appointee for Kentish & Co

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  • New UAE labour rules effective from January 1, 2016

    United Arab Emirates September 29 , 2015

    Three new rules about ministry-approved contracts, terminating employees and labour permits will come into effect on January 1, 2016.

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  • Drake & Scull wins $33.5m contract for beachfront project

    United Arab Emirates September 28 , 2015

    DSE will develop over 72,000 sqm of food and beverage (F&B) concepts and the project is expected to be completed by 2016.

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  • Skills shortages a major challenge for MENA construction industry

    United Arab Emirates September 28 , 2015

    Delays and cost overruns possible risks as labour demand peaks in the region.

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  • Jafza steel and construction sector sees impressive growth

    United Arab Emirates September 28 , 2015

    The segment achieved a turnover of $3.7 billion in 2014 - Sultan Bin Sulayem 1.1 million square metre Steel Zone developed in Jafza South to support industry

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  • Best ever compliance for firms allowing workers midday heat breaks

    September 27 , 2015

    Just one in 1,000 Dubai companies ignored the summer law that keeps workers indoors and doctors say fewer people were treated for heat exhaustion this year

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  • Pakistan has embarked on a solar future

    Pakistan September 22 , 2015

    Pakistan ends import tax on solar equipment and allows homeowners to borrow cheap money to introduce renewable sources of energy

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  • French construction leaders join trade delegation to Iran

    Iran, Islamic Republic of September 22 , 2015

    French Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll and Trade Minister Matthias Fekl are due to open a new trade office today in the Iranian capital Tehran during a visit of more than 100 French delegates seeking to build business links with the country

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  • Dubai's DEWA to issue tender for 800MW Phase 3 of solar park

    United Arab Emirates September 21 , 2015

    Dubai's strategic plans envision 7 per cent of power generation from renewables by 2020 and 15 per cent by 2030.

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 UAE projects revealed in 2015

    United Arab Emirates September 21 , 2015

    The UAE has announced a series of high-profile new developments this year and we take a look at 10 of the best...so far. Investments totalled $39.5bn in 2014, this year that is set to reach $42.2bn.

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  • UAE mourns Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, aged 33

    United Arab Emirates September 20 , 2015

    Expressions of sorrow and condolence have been received by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his family following yesterday’s tragedy

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  • Intersolar Middle East 2016 to take place in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates September 17 , 2015

    With events spanning four continents, Intersolar is the world's leading exhibition series for the solar industry and its partners.

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  • A glimpse at the future of hotel design

    United Arab Emirates September 17 , 2015

    "A young population and significant capital resources of the MENA states are key advantages. Hotels are scrambling to anticipate travelers’ future needs, and some changes already taking effect can help us get glimpse of what’s to come"

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  • Building envelopes key to GCC sustainability

    September 17 , 2015

    Leading expert on green building explains how improving the integrity of building envelopes is one of the least contested tracks to sustainable construction

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  • “Hollywood in the desert” theme park reveals its movie inspired rides

    United Arab Emirates September 16 , 2015

    The theme park will include 27 rides, of which 21 will be indoors, as well as a water park, restaurants, interactive labs and a Smurfs Village

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  • Construction experts still in high demand across GCC construction sector

    United Arab Emirates September 16 , 2015

    The UAE is the easiest market for hiring expatriate talent, while Saudi Arabia is the most challenging, according to an industry panel.

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  • IN PICTURES: 10 of the best new construction products

    United Arab Emirates September 16 , 2015

    The Big 5 Hub selects 10 new construction products that are worth a closer look and now available on the MENA market from September.

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  • Ritchie Bros. sells $42m of equipment and trucks at Dubai auction

    United Arab Emirates September 15 , 2015

    Buyers from outside Dubai purchased approximately $19 million (45%) of equipment and trucks. Online bidders purchased approximately more than $5 million (12%) of equipment.

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  • Dubai launches 3 smart apps for real estate and construction sectors

    United Arab Emirates September 15 , 2015

    Following up on status of projects, obtaining government approvals, No-Objection Certificates (NOC) for construction permits and connections are now a click away.

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  • Nakheel signs three new development deals worth $650m

    United Arab Emirates September 15 , 2015

    New mixed-use community of more than 1,500 villas and serviced residences at Nad al Sheba in Dubai gets the go ahead with multi-million contract signing

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  • Egypt reveals solar plan for future - after a slow start

    Egypt September 15 , 2015

    Dr Mohammed Salah el-Sobki Egypt's renewable energy chairman reveals his country has dedicated $3.8 billion to expand renewable projects with a goal to increase this funding in the next 20 years.

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  • Why refugee crisis means Jordan is embracing renewable energy

    Jordan September 15 , 2015

    Jordan’s Minister of Energy says renewable energy is a vital part of his country's drive to meet its future commitment

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  • Dubai will get 15% of energy from renewables by 2030

    United Arab Emirates September 14 , 2015

    Dubai will be "a smart, integrated, connected city that is sustainable with its resources, improve quality of life, and establish itself as a role model for the world in green economy," says DEWA COO HE Saeed Mohammed Al-Tayer in a keynote to the Global Solar...

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  • The eyes of the world focus on Dubai for solar energy summit

    United Arab Emirates September 14 , 2015

    More than $50 billion will be invested in solar power in the next five years in across MENA and this morning leaders from across the region meet in the UAE for the biggest solar conference ever

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  • Dubai delegates told Pakistan is on road to its solar future

    Pakistan September 14 , 2015

    Pakistan ends import tax on solar equipment and allows homeowners to borrow cheap money to introduce renewable sources of energy

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  • Solar Impulse Pilot ends Dubai summit

    United Arab Emirates September 14 , 2015

    Co-pilot of Solar Impulse 2, Dr. Bertrand Piccard addressed a panel at Global Solar Leaders Summit with a keynote speech entitled "Pushing the boundaries of solar innovation".

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  • Pictures from GulfSol 2015 and the Global Solar Leaders' Summit

    United Arab Emirates September 14 , 2015

    One of the biggest gatherings of government ministers and senior managers in the renewable energy sector took place in Dubai' UAE, today.

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  • Jordan seeks alternative energy solutions

    United Arab Emirates September 14 , 2015

    Neighbouring conflicts have impacted the need to increase supply of energy and electricity in the kingdom, says H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Saif, Jordan's Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources at the Gulf Solar Leaders' Summit 2015

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  • "Solar energy is an opportunity not a threat to business"

    United Arab Emirates September 14 , 2015

    Global Solar Leaders Summit's final panel discussion was the Action Roadmap Round Table: Aligning policy, investment and infrastructure development to drive solar market outcomes.

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  • Life-size dinosaurs arrive at Dubai theme park

    United Arab Emirates September 13 , 2015

    IMG Worlds of Adventure has completed the installation of 69 life-size dinosaurs in its Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure zone as the world’s largest indoor theme park nears completion.

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  • GulfSol 2015 opens today

    United Arab Emirates September 13 , 2015

    The MENA region is expected to attract more than $50 billion investment in solar power until 2020.

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  • Gulf Glass 2015 opens today

    United Arab Emirates September 13 , 2015

    The international glass exhibition has grown with the regional climate of expansion and large infrastructure projects worth $172 billion.

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  • DP World and partners open Rotterdam World Gateway terminal

    United Arab Emirates September 13 , 2015

    With dedicated handling facilities for road, rail and barge and extensive automation on site, RWG looks very different to a traditional marine container terminal.

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  • Majid Al Futtaim to reveal new retail extension at Mall of the Emirates

    United Arab Emirates September 13 , 2015

    'Evolution 2015', the largest redevelopment project to-date, will be unveiled at the end of the month

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  • Region’s first solar energy summit focuses on Dubai

    United Arab Emirates September 10 , 2015

    As the cost of solar photovoltaic panels fall and investment soars, a special panel will address policies of governments across the region.

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  • Dubai developers foresee 15% price declines this year

    United Arab Emirates September 10 , 2015

    Expert says prices are likely to fall for 12 more months, though developers continue to unveil new projects across the city

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  • Theme parks will add $400 million to UAE tourism income

    United Arab Emirates September 10 , 2015

    A new report published by Euromonitor International forecasts that UAE theme park revenues will increase by 78% from $470m in 2015 to $837m in 2019.

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  • The Big 5 opens its doors in India today

    India September 10 , 2015

    Leading architects, builders, consultants, designers and engineers from all over India and the Asian peninsula arrive Mumbai for three days of The Big 5 Construct India 2015

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  • RAK's Al Marjan Island completes new Corniche phase 1

    United Arab Emirates September 10 , 2015

    "With its existing attractions, the island is drawing a growing number of visitors and tourists. With this project in hand, AMI will continue to raise the importance of business and tourism sector of Ras Al Khaimah,” architect Abdullah Rashed Al Abdooli

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  • Why just one in five new homes in Dubai is considered 'affordable'

    United Arab Emirates September 09 , 2015

    Better access to transportation in for middle-income communities may help develoeprs build more affordable homes in the emirate

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  • DMCC’s One JLT ready for lease

    United Arab Emirates September 09 , 2015

    The 14-floor development, in its final stages of completion, is a key part of DMCC's strategy to cater to all businesses

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  • GAIA Awards 2015: Five days left to get your green product recognised

    September 09 , 2015

    The awards are the biggest event in the region recognising the finest green and sustainable products in the construction sector. The Gaia Awards will be held during the The Big 5 2015 at the World Trade Centre, Dubai in November.

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  • Chinese contractor completes holy sites railway

    Saudi Arabia September 09 , 2015

    The contract covered design, supply, construction, operation and maintenance for the Mashaer Railway

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  • Why quality machinery makes the finest glass products

    United Arab Emirates September 09 , 2015

    "The secret to success is to do what nobody else is doing," Marcel Dagher, General Manager HIET- Glass Machinery.

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  • Joint venture lands $137m MEP contract for new mall in Qatar

    Qatar September 09 , 2015

    Qatar success continues for Al-Futtaim Engineering, which celebrates JV MEP contract at Doha Festival City's new mall

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  • Infrastructure works on Dubai Sport City nearly complete

    United Arab Emirates September 08 , 2015

    Dubai Sport City is likely to be completed in the next five years, benefiting from strategic proximity to the Dubai Expo 2020 site

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  • Mall of the World development in Dubai reveals its new chief

    United Arab Emirates September 08 , 2015

    Morgan Parker is new Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Holding's mega-development in the UAE

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  • Dubai’s DMCC launches Burj2020 District masterplan

    United Arab Emirates September 08 , 2015

    Burj2020 District will host the world's tallest commercial tower as groundwork starts next year

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  • Dubai developer shows $136m luxury project in Ras Al Khaimah

    United Arab Emirates September 08 , 2015

    Diamonds International Corporation has revealed a $136m (AED500m) luxury project on Ras Al Khaimah’s Al Marjan Island. Construction will start in 2016 and complete in 2019.

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  • UAE developer unveils Thai JV for beachfront resort

    September 08 , 2015

    Nakheel will build 500-room first Avani project as part of its Deira Islands development. It's the developer's second hotel JV project this year

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  • GCC megaprojects report show 30 major project opportunities for contractors

    United Arab Emirates September 08 , 2015

    Megaprojects worth hundreds of billions of dollars are creating enormous opportunities for contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, and manufacturers in the Middle East.

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  • UAE, Pakistan construction markets continue to expand

    United Arab Emirates September 08 , 2015

    Pakistan plans to double exports to the UAE from its present level of around $3 billion, as both construction industries continue to grow says Andy White, vice president of dmg events, orginsiers of The Big 5

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  • US investors set sights on Dubai property market, expert says

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2015

    Luxury real estate expert tags Dubai as new hub for multi-million dollar investments

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  • RTA to begin qualifications for Union Oasis project

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2015

    RTA calls on investors and developers to qualify for Union Oasis project this month

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  • EGA launches new code of conduct

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2015

    Campaign featured a series of activities designed to give employees a thorough understanding of EGA’s new compliance programme

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  • Download The Big 5 2015 App now for FREE

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2015

    The Big 5 app is now available for download for all visitors and participants of The Big 5 Exhibition in November

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  • Al Habtoor Group to unveil new luxury residence

    United Arab Emirates September 06 , 2015

    The company will launch The Residence Collection, Al Habtoor City this week, a luxury residential project part of the Al Habtoor city development

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  • Middle East tiling market set to grow over next 5 years

    September 06 , 2015

    A construction boom that is characterised by multi-billion dollar investment in residential, education, and hospitality projects is creating new markets and opportunities for stone, marble, and ceramic tiles in the Middle East

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  • Assael Architecture to launch regional office in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates September 06 , 2015

    The company plans to open a new office in the UAE to assist Gulf clients looking to the London market for luxury property investment opportunities

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  • Helipads to be constructed along Dubai Tram

    United Arab Emirates September 03 , 2015

    Three helipads to be constructed to improve response time to emergencies

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  • International glass exhibition returns to Dubai for sixth year

    September 03 , 2015

    Climate of expansion and large infrastructure projects worth $172 billion sees the sixth edition of the international glass exhibition return to Dubai September 14-16, 2015.

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  • Dubai finance leaders boost ties with Indian finance sector

    United Arab Emirates September 03 , 2015

    Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) ends seven-day series of meetings in Mumbai saying it wants more than 100 Indian companies to choose the emirate by 2024

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  • RAK Properties awards contract for second phase of popular Flamingo residence

    United Arab Emirates September 03 , 2015

    Robust demand for Phase 1 units and growing popularity of Mina Al Arab community drives expansion in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

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  • IN PICTURES: Top 10 Dubai Expo 2020 projects

    United Arab Emirates September 02 , 2015

    A new report by Ventures Onsite for The Big 5, forecasts Dubai Expo will generate $23 billion by 2021, most of which will come from massive developments and megaprojects in the city. We take a look at the biggest 10 projects and you can download a full report...

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  • Dubai comes in last place on Knight Frank global house price index

    United Arab Emirates September 02 , 2015

    Year-on-year decline in prices placed Dubai behind Ukraine, Cyprus and Greece as having the sharpest annual drop in property values.

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  • Town Square unveils new affordable residential apartments

    United Arab Emirates September 02 , 2015

    Sales launch of the Jenna apartments will commence on September 5, 2015 with 2-bedroom prices starting from $204,165

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  • REPORT: GCC states must prioritise more efficient energy use

    September 02 , 2015

    Although the recent drop in oil prices has made conventional sources of energy cheaper in the GCC, a new report says it should not discourage investment in alternative energy supplies

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  • Deyaar launches first phase of Midtown project

    United Arab Emirates September 01 , 2015

    Midtown addresses Dubai's growing demand for affordable living spaces

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  • Fire kills 10 at Saudi Aramco oil workers’ residence

    Saudi Arabia September 01 , 2015

    Approximately 80 people of different nationalities are still receiving hospital treatment, while 179 injured people have been discharged in Khobar City, Saudi Arabia.

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  • Metro projects dominate railway developments in the GCC

    September 01 , 2015

    "Despite years of talks and planning, we are still no closer to the development of a GCC rail network even though we are just three years away from the official opening date," says Ed James, Director of Content & Analysis at MEED Projects.

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  • Shortages may pose a challenge for GCC construction industry in next 2 years

    United Arab Emirates September 01 , 2015

    Population growth has created a large demand for more building and development in GCC countries, but shortages for materials and labour may cause delays

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  • Declines in Dubai property prices forecast to slow in H2 2015

    United Arab Emirates August 31 , 2015

    Apartment asking rents dipped by 2% in comparison to the same period last year, and villa rents were down by 3%, the data showed – although rents remained unchanged since the beginning of 2015.

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  • UAE building owners can now install solar panels

    United Arab Emirates August 31 , 2015

    The solar panel invitation is one of three smart initiatives being offered as part of the Smart Dubai project launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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  • DEWA receives youth group at its sustainable building

    United Arab Emirates August 31 , 2015

    DEWA’s Sustainable Building is the first sustainable government building in the UAE and the largest government building in the world to receive a Platinum Rating for green buildings from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

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  • Hazel Wong: How past success influences the future

    August 31 , 2015

    Dubai has become synonymous with iconic buildings, becoming an architect’s canvas for innovative schemes that stretch the imagination. Hazel Wong, architect for the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, talks about that design and her latest project.

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  • Sustainability for facility managers: The impact of technology

    United Arab Emirates August 31 , 2015

    Driven by the ever increasing number of construction projects and infrastructure developments in the UAE, the FM sector is expected to witness massive growth as service providers move to support the growing market. Sandrine Le Biavant, Director of Consulting...

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  • Bee'ah awarded Burj Khalifa waste management contract

    United Arab Emirates August 30 , 2015

    The waste management company has been successful in expanding throughout the UAE with a slew of new projects in Dubai

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  • Construction contracts in Gulf could cross $194 billion

    United Arab Emirates August 30 , 2015

    Positive outlook on the horizon for GCC construction markets as many sectors defy oil prices amid renewed confidence

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  • Abu Dhabi’s Midfield Terminal Building project on track

    United Arab Emirates August 30 , 2015

    Abu Dhabi Airports has started the de-propping process for the roof structure which will make the structure look like it is floating on 18 steel arches.

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  • Hotel construction in Turkey reaches an all-time high

    Turkey August 27 , 2015

    Hotel construction in Turkey is booming with 75 projects and 12,968 new rooms in the pipeline.

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  • Building for the ‘green’ generation

    United Arab Emirates August 27 , 2015

    Sustainability begins with education. With GCC countries increasingly investing in green building in an effort to reduce carbon footprints, a new type of school in Dubai plans to set the standard for the future.

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  • SPECIAL FEATURE: The first fully fledged "green" school in the Middle East

    United Arab Emirates August 27 , 2015

    Sustainability begins with education. With GCC countries increasingly investing in green building in an effort to reduce carbon footprints, a new type of school in Dubai plans to set the standard for the future.

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  • Sharjah Waterfront City to launch in September

    United Arab Emirates August 27 , 2015

    Spread across 36km of coastline, Sharjah Waterfront City will be the largest commercial, residential and tourism development in the rapidly developing Emirates of Sharjah.

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  • Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah expansion to complete this year

    United Arab Emirates August 26 , 2015

    The resort also plans to launch Jumeirah Al Naseem, a 430-room hotel that is set to open in 2016.

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  • RegaLead brings a world of colour to Gulf Glass 2015

    United Arab Emirates August 26 , 2015

    The paint system uses a range of 19 base colourants which can create thousands of finishes and effects at the touch of a button

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  • Salas to direct Crystal Lagoons projects worth over $13bn

    August 26 , 2015

    As new Regional Director, Salas aims to identify new opportunities to take patented mega-lagoon technology to key Gulf destinations

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  • Committee formed to align EmiratesGBC's future strategy with UAE National Agenda

    United Arab Emirates August 26 , 2015

    Members will include representatives from Dubai Municipality, Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, Masdar and Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

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  • The Big 5 Hub Quarterly #3 launched today

    United Arab Emirates August 26 , 2015

    The third issue of The Big 5 Quarterly is distributed today with 20,000 printed copies and an e-edition distributed worldwide to more than 350,000 construction professionals

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  • Dubai’s Omniyat to develop a 273m hotel in Burj Khalifa District

    United Arab Emirates August 25 , 2015

    The five-star luxury hotel and serviced apartments will add a total of 438 units to the hospitality sector in Dubai upon completion in 2018.

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  • Engineering executives, other positions in high demand for Dubai market

    United Arab Emirates August 25 , 2015

    Executives from US, UK , Canada, Australia, France, Netherlands, India and 13 other countries from different continents eyeing Dubai's job market

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  • DEWA partners GulfSol for Middle East's leading solar energy event

    United Arab Emirates August 25 , 2015

    Global Solar Leaders' Summit in Dubai next month, part of GulfSol, shows partner Dubai Electricity & Water Authority's commitment to renewable energy.

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  • A fresh look at affordable housing

    United Arab Emirates August 25 , 2015

    For Dubai, affordable housing has never been a priority. But with a saturated luxury sector and increased demand, developers are finally addressing the shortfall. One of the pioneers is the MAG Group. CEO Talal Al Gaddah explains how it needs to work.

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  • Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences Project - Palm Jumeirah

    United Arab Emirates August 25 , 2015 Read More
  • India, GCC countries aim to build lasting partnerships through economic forum

    August 25 , 2015

    The forum will bring together political and business leaders from across the Middle East who shall discuss strategies and solutions to investor challenges in India

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  • Dubai's Drake and Scull appoints new CFO

    August 24 , 2015

    Sam Deeb was formally CFO of Abu Dhabi-based family conglomerate Al Jaber Group before now joining DSI as new CFO

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  • Town Square awards contract for Zahra and Hayat Townhouse communities

    United Arab Emirates August 24 , 2015

    Nshama's affordable housing community has awarded construction contracts to Beaver Gulf Group

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  • Kuwait to focus on affordable housing for next 10 years

    Kuwait August 24 , 2015

    The residential market of Kuwait is currently undersupplied, with the demand for the government-funded housing units to reach 110,300 units by the end of 2015 and 175,000 units by 2020

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  • Work on Jumeirah flyover begins as part of Dubai Canal project

    United Arab Emirates August 23 , 2015

    Work on the six-lane flyover on Jumeirah Road has begun, after a detour was put in place last week

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  • Newly named Dubai South city will be home to a million people

    United Arab Emirates August 23 , 2015

    Revealed: details of the new 145 sq km mega city as Dubai World Central changes its name and becomes the new focus for jobs, homes and international links for the emirate's future.

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  • UAE real estate companies suffer as shares plummet

    United Arab Emirates August 23 , 2015

    Emaar’s share price fell 8.6 per cent, Damac Properties fell 8.73 per cent and Arabtec fell 8.59 per cent. Shares in Abu Dhabi’s Aldar dropped eight per cent. Declines have pushed Dubai Financial Market index by more than six per cent.

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  • Sustainable projects in Middle East draw lighting producers

    United Arab Emirates August 23 , 2015

    New developments across the Middle East, and specifically in the GCC region, will create fresh demand for state-of-the-art and energy efficicent lighting technology and design

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  • Dubai launches $6m ‘crocodile park’ project

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2015

    Dubai Municipality has already awarded a contract to build the crocodile park, located 10 kilometres away from Dubai International Airport.

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  • REPORT: Dubai Expo 2020 expected to generate $23bn

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2015

    Dubai Expo 2020 is forecast to boost economic growth to an average 6.4% a year until 2016, and as high as 10.5% by 2020, according to a report analysing the impact of the event.

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  • Dubai District cooling giant reveals its strategy to clear debts early

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2015

    The provider of air-con for more than 50,000 people in Dubai, UAE, has paid more than $50m to creditors six months earlier than planned

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  • REPORT: GCC retail market to reach $221bn in 2015

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2015

    GCC retail sales are forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3 per cent between 2013 and 2018 to reach $285 billion.

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  • Seven groups submit bids for $1bn Oman water projects

    Oman August 20 , 2015

    Two successful bidders will secure a licence each to develop, finance, design, engineer, construct, own, operate and maintain one of the two water-only schemes.

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  • Dubai's Danube to award Glitz 3 contract in September

    United Arab Emirates August 19 , 2015

    Shoring and excavation work on the $109 million Glitz 3 project is expected to start this month.

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  • Dubai investment freezone sends delegation to India

    August 19 , 2015

    'Dubai International Financial Centre is opening the door to new markets and fresh opportunities for the Indian economy and its burgeoning private sector,' Arif Amiri, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the DIFC Authority

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  • Al Habtoor City set to open by year-end

    United Arab Emirates August 19 , 2015

    The city will be located within a 15 minute radius of all major attractions in Dubai

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  • IN PICTURES: 10 of the world’s great megaprojects

    August 19 , 2015

    10 of the world's most spectacular construction projects, which cost billions of dollars. A look at the bridges, buildings and rail projects that made headlines around the globe.

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  • Goldman Sachs to invest $150m in India

    India August 19 , 2015

    These are the latest of several institutional investments in India’s property market since rules over the size of investments were relaxed in October last year.

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  • Arabian Construction Company wins $78.5m contract for India project

    India August 19 , 2015

    The Supertech Hues residential project, located near New Delhi, will cost $320m to build and is due for completion in 2016.

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  • Positive response to MAG affordable housing project in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates August 18 , 2015

    Developed over 3 phases with 13 buildings in total, phase 1 handover of the project is scheduled to begin in Q1 2018

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  • Dubai launches design competition for Asian Cup stadium

    United Arab Emirates August 18 , 2015

    Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority is going to build a 60,000-seat stadium for the 2019 Asian Cup matches to be played in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain.

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  • First store opens at the new retail development on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah

    United Arab Emirates August 18 , 2015

    Spinney's supermarket is the first of 70 shops and restaurants at Nakheel's new Golden Mile Galleria

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  • Indian Prime Minister's successful two-day visit to UAE ends with 30,000 rally

    United Arab Emirates August 18 , 2015

    PM Narendra Modi's state visit to the UAE see billion dollar investment announcements and a pledge to strengthen business ties over the next five years

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  • Developer promotes new Indian projects in Doha

    Qatar August 18 , 2015

    Demand for real estate in Mumbai has registered 97% growth from Q1 in 2008 to Q1 in 2015

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  • US solar firm lands Saudi finance deal

    Saudi Arabia August 18 , 2015

    Thin-silicon solar cell producer Solexel signs extra finance deal with the investment arm of King Saud University "to help transition Solexel into revenue".

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  • Ministry of Environment and Water discusses implementation of UAE Green Growth Strategy with Emirates Transport

    United Arab Emirates August 17 , 2015

    Both parties look forward to activate strategic partnership to drive sustainable development

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  • Emicool plans capacity expansion of 500,000 tonnes of refrigeration by 2020

    United Arab Emirates August 17 , 2015

    The construction boom in the UAE, especially near the Expo 2020 site, has increased demand for more district cooling services

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  • Jeddah Metro to reduce 30% of traffic by 2040

    Saudi Arabia August 17 , 2015

    Jeddah's population is expected to reach 6.2 million by 2033 as the metro system becomes a vital source of transport throughout the city

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  • Indian PM visits his countrymen working in UAE capital

    United Arab Emirates August 17 , 2015

    Narendra Modi, arrived in Abu Dhabi on Sunday to start a two-day state visit to the UAE. An estimated 2.6 million Indians live and work in the UAE but this is the first visit by a premier for 34 years.

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  • Qatar Rail unveils architectural works opportunities for Doha Metro stations

    Qatar August 17 , 2015

    Mohamed Timbely, Senior Director, Architecture and MEP at Qatar Rail, briefed attendees during a conference on the Doha Metro's architectural works

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  • Dubai building giant reveals $195m second quarter loss

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2015

    Arabtec showed a net loss of $350m (AED1.3bn) for the first six months of 2015, compared with a $72m (AED265m) profit in the same period last year.

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  • Dubai expands waterway public transport

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2015

    Road Transport Authority announces 12 new marine transport stations in the centre of the city at the nbew Business Bay Canal and the Dubai Water Canal

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  • Shapoorji Pallonji starts construction at Green Community Project (Phase III)

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2015

    With an expected completion date of 2017, the project is being developed by Union Properties and designed by Dewan Architects and Engineers

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  • The Gaia Awards 2015: rewarding the finest green products in construction

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2015

    The Gaia Awards will be held during the The Big 5 2015 at the World Trade Centre, Dubai in November. The awards are the biggest event in the region that celebrates and rewards the finest green and sustainable products in the construction sector. Entries open...

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  • The Gaia Awards 2015: Promoting people, planet and profit

    August 13 , 2015

    The Gaia Awards will be held during the The Big 5 2015 at the World Trade Centre, Dubai in November. The awards are the biggest event in the region that celebrates and rewards the finest green and sustainable products in the construction sector. Entries open...

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  • Nakheel awards $10m contract for Al Furjan mosque and mall developement

    United Arab Emirates August 13 , 2015

    Nursery, gym, supermarket and mosque are located at the new 8,361sqm retail centre

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  • $82m Glitz affordable housing project ahead of schedule

    United Arab Emirates August 13 , 2015

    Shoring & Excavation work completed on Glitz 1 and 2 developments, which are sold out

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  • GEZE slim line range installed at Al Jalila Children's Speciality Hospital in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates August 12 , 2015

    Blending artistic design with the prerequisite of door automation and control, GEZE Slim Line products were chosen to be installed at a Dubai hospital

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  • IN PICTURES: 10 amazing aquarium engineering projects

    August 12 , 2015

    The tourist industry has driven much of MENA’s biggest building projects, often combining a spectacular visitor attraction and unique engineering design. Here are 10 of the world's finest giant aquariums incorporated into some of the most challenging...

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  • Structural work complete at Abu Dhabi marina project

    United Arab Emirates August 12 , 2015

    Exclusive Marina Bloom development on target to complete new year as focus moves to fitting out

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  • Experts focus on UAE ambition to be world's top tourist destination by 2020

    August 12 , 2015

    Hospitality professionals reveal their themes for this year's Dubai conference Full details of the Vision Conference 2015, part of The Hotel Show and The Leisure Show, September 28-30 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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  • Qatar to decide on World Cup stadiums by year-end

    Qatar August 12 , 2015

    Plans for five stadiums have been announced as well as the main contractors for two of the venues

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  • Dubai Holding brings in new leadership team at Dubai Properties Group

    United Arab Emirates August 11 , 2015

    "These strategic appointments of industry experts come in line with the business growth plans of DPG, and strengthen its leadership position," Fadel Al Ali, CEO of Dubai Holding

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  • Starwood signs four hotel deal to make stays in Dubai cheaper

    United Arab Emirates August 11 , 2015

    New deal brings 816 mid-price rooms to the emirate as Dubai government focuses on cheaper hotel costs ahead of the Dubai World Expo 2020.

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  • New UAE attache for India, the country's biggest trade partner

    August 11 , 2015

    India is first for total trade volumes with a balance of trade reaching $28 billion in 2014, while the UAE investments in India exceed $8 billion

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  • Nakheel signs Al Tayer Group for Al Khail Avenue Mall

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2015

    Top names in luxury, fashion, beauty and hospitality set up shop at new Jumeirah Village mall

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  • Brookfield Multiplex wins $425m Abu Dhabi mall contract

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2015

    Developer confirms contractor and reveals new Al Maryah Central Mall will offer the first Macy's outside of the USA and a Bloomingdale's

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  • 30 firms fined for ignoring summer work regulations

    August 10 , 2015

    UAE inspectors made 27,000 visits since June 15 to ensure the midday break law - which prevents workers being exposed to the sun and heat - was being enforced. It remains in place until September 15.

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  • Dubai Cycling Path project 70% complete

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2015

    RTA says the Dubai Cycling Track is on target for completion later this year

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  • Laws issued on setting up Museum of the Future, innovation dirham fee

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2015

    HH Mohammed bin Rashid has issued three new decrees to support the museum and its projects

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  • UAE in top 10 LEED for green building worldwide

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2015

    UAE ranks eighth in the world - the best in the Middle East - and it is ahead of countries like Sweden and Turkey according to new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) released yesterday. This is the second year that US Green Building Council...

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  • Indians ranked top foreign investors in Dubai property

    United Arab Emirates August 06 , 2015

    Indian investors carried out $2.12bn worth of transactions in the first half of 2015, followed by British, Pakistanis and Canadians

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  • 'New' Suez Canal opens today as Egypt celebrates

    Egypt August 06 , 2015

    Egypt's year-long widening and dredging project, which cost $8bn will double the country's revenues from shipping by 2023, says leader

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  • Al Dhaid Police Complex Construction

    United Arab Emirates August 06 , 2015 Read More
  • Ras Al Khaimah to build $196m water desalination plant

    United Arab Emirates August 06 , 2015

    Once completed in 2017, the Al Hamra Water Company will generate 22 million gallons of water per day (MGD) to serve the needs of Ras Al Khaimah and surrounding regions.

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  • Dubai Investments Park attracts 436 new companies in the first five months of 2015

    United Arab Emirates August 05 , 2015

    Dubai Investments' business park in the south of Dubai reveals the number of new businesses, which have moved in this year

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  • Contractors and bidders revealed for new $1.4bn Royal Atlantis on the Palm Dubai

    United Arab Emirates August 05 , 2015

    Contractors have begun submitting bids to build on of the most exciting resort complexes in the Middle East the luxury Royal Atlantis, just a few hundred metres from the enormously successful Atlantis on The Palm, Dubai

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  • Dubai luxury property market sees 4.5% drop in prices

    United Arab Emirates August 05 , 2015

    A report by Knight Frank says a decline in interest from investors in the Eurozone and Russia has resulted in a reduction in prime residential prices.

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  • New disinfection system treats swimming pools using 60% less power

    United Arab Emirates August 05 , 2015

    A new UV disinfection system which treats swimming pool water with up to 60% less power consumption will be launched at the Leisure Show, Dubai.

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  • UAE hands over multi-million dollar projects in Egypt

    United Arab Emirates August 05 , 2015

    The projects, in critical sectors such as health, education, transport and infrastructure, are part of a massive UAE development assistance programme pledged a year ago.

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  • Dubai real estate investment reaches $14.4bn in H1 2015

    United Arab Emirates August 04 , 2015

    Dubai Land Department said that 20,000 investors collectively contributed $14.4bn (AED53bn) and UAE nationals topped the list with $3bn (AED11.5bn) Dubai property market transactions.

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  • Series of world firsts for new Meydan One mega development

    United Arab Emirates August 04 , 2015

    • World’s longest indoor ski slope at 1.2km • World's largest dancing fountain (50% bigger than the Burj Khalifa) • World’s tallest residential tower 711m (overtaking Dubai's Princess Tower) • World’s highest 360-degree observation deck at 655m. • Sky...

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  • Alstom wins $87.9m Algeria tramway contract

    Algeria August 04 , 2015

    The extended line in the Constantine area will span 18 kilometres in total once work is completed.

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  • Riyadh property prices drop, rents increase in Q2 2015

    United Arab Emirates August 04 , 2015

    A new report by JLL says that a new tax on undeveloped land in Saudi Arabia will encourage the construction of more residential units in Riyadh.

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  • Dubai issues more than 7,000 notices for building violations

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2015

    Engineers from the building inspections section at Dubai Municipality carried out 27,978 field visits to ascertain the number of constructions in violation of the laws.

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  • Dubai giant Emaar Properties sees profits hit $600m in H1 2015

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2015

    Profits up 12 per cent on revenue of $1.77bn, an increase of 13 per cent compared with the same period last year.

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  • Dubai International Airport welcomes the country's leader

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2015

    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visits Dubai's giant airport, which is forecast to welcome 80 million passengers this year

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  • US louvre company reveals Dubai distributor deal

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2015

    Air Louvers, best-known for an extensive line of fire-rated vision lites to fit a range of glass and door thicknesses, has signed a new distribution deal with a partner in Dubai

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  • US louvre company reveals Dubai distributor deal

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2015

    Air Louvers, best-known for an extensive line of fire-rated vision lites to fit a range of glass and door thicknesses, has signed a new distribution deal with a partner in Dubai

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  • Dubai’s RTA to build 10 new pedestrian bridges

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2015

    The 10 new bridges will bring the total number of pedestrian bridges to 120 by 2017.

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  • What the construction sector needs to do next as house prices fall in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2015

    This week the full effects of government mortgage controls and lower oil prices were seen in Dubai where 66 per cent fewer home retail sales took place in the first six months of the year compared with 2014. Gary Wright considers what is next for the...

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  • Dubai’s Van Oord wins $105m Nakheel contract for Deira Islands

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2015

    The overall cost of the coastal work on Deira Islands is around $150m (AED550m).

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  • Dubai residential home sales fall in first half of 2015

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2015

    Prices and sales have fallen in the first half of 2015 as the 'correction' predicted by analysts for 18 months begins to take effect backed by tougher government regulations on mortgages aimed at averting another property bubble.

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  • Dubai’s theme parks sector to reach $1.4bn by 2020

    United Arab Emirates July 29 , 2015

    The GCC is investing millions in the entertainment sector with new project launches including Saudi Arabia’s $133m KidzMondo theme parks and Oman’s $120m Majarat Oman.

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  • Project Management and Educational Facilities Maintenance

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  • Abu Dhabi builds more hotels as visitor number soar

    United Arab Emirates July 29 , 2015

    Tourist and business visitors to the UAE capital's hotels were 20 per cent up in the first three months of 2015 as constructors concentrate on meeting demand with 2,300 rooms set to open this year and more than 5,000 already planned within two years.

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  • DP World begins $1.6bn Dubai port upgrade

    United Arab Emirates July 28 , 2015

    Phase 1 of container Terminal 4 at the Jebel Ali port will create new capacity of 3.1 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) by 2018.

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  • Dubai Land Department registers $35bn transactions in H1 2015

    United Arab Emirates July 28 , 2015

    A total of 23,000 real estate transactions were recorded in Dubai in the first half of 2015 at the value of $35bn (AED129bn), according to Dubai Land Department’s annual report.

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  • UTC Building & Industrial Systems gets LEED Gold certification

    United Arab Emirates July 28 , 2015

    The company’s regional headquarters in Dubai met LEED Gold criteria in a number of areas, including its site development, water and energy efficiency, indoor air quality and innovation.

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  • Tender floated for Al Shindagha Bridge across Dubai Creek

    United Arab Emirates July 27 , 2015

    Contractors are invited to bid for the design and construction of a new 2.7km-long bridge and road infrastructure, including a series of interchange crossings.

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  • Dubai contractor reveals $195m orders in first half of 2015

    United Arab Emirates July 27 , 2015

    Interior giant Depa celebrates contract wins in its home country and major international success in 2015

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  • Abu Dhabi company signs $171m hotel deal in London

    United Arab Emirates July 27 , 2015

    The hotel was the location of the original Scotland Yard Police Station and later the British Army recruitment centre for Westminster. This is the second investment by LuLu Group in London.

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  • UAE ministry approves three new road projects

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2015

    The approvals are for the development of Sharjah — Al Dhaid Road, the UAE-Oman border Shaam — Al Dara Road and the Western Khor Fakkan Road.

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  • Five healthcare facilities closed in Abu Dhabi for series of cleanliness violations

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2015

    As GCC hospital sector undergoes massive construction investment, Abu Dhabi health chiefs are ensuring standards remain high

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  • Why UAE hospital closures are good news for the region

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2015

    Healthcare investment in the region is currently around $40 billion which will ensure the finest facilities in the world. But you need great management too and today the Abu Dhabi government showed it will accept only the best by closing five facilities. Gary...

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  • R Hotels seals deal for 2016 opening of its $136m resort on Dubai Palm

    United Arab Emirates July 23 , 2015

    R Hotels biggest investment is on track with the appointment of main contractor ANC and project manager Erga Progress Engineering Consultancy

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  • Emaar Malls records 37% growth in half-year 2015

    United Arab Emirates July 22 , 2015

    Revenue for the first six months of 2015 hit $398 million, 16 per cent higher than H1 2014

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  • Sharjah reveals plan for tourist island

    United Arab Emirates July 22 , 2015

    Reclaimed land off the coast of the emirate, which neighbours Dubai, is set to be come its newest tourist developement

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  • Emirates Green Building Council continues to strengthen UAE's sustainable built environment

    United Arab Emirates July 22 , 2015

    EmiratesGBC has been prime driver in facilitating UAE's vision to be a global leader in sustainable built environments

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  • SeaWorld faces opposition to potential Middle East expansion

    United Arab Emirates July 21 , 2015

    An online petition has seen 32,663 signatories so far to shut-down potential plans to open a Dubai-based theme park

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  • New luxury development set for MBR City

    United Arab Emirates July 21 , 2015

    New residential development to take shape at Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City expected to be completed by 2018

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  • Damac's first Versace-branded residence launched in London

    United Kingdom July 21 , 2015

    50 Storey AYKON Nine Elms to feature Interiors by Versace Home

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  • TECOM Investments to offer Islamic fincancing for Villa Lantana Residential Community

    United Arab Emirates July 21 , 2015

    Set in two well-planned and landscaped, gated communities, the development consists of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom detached and semi-attached family homes offering a choice of 17 different villa designs and 11 floor plans

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  • Why the UAE's big spend on tourism will make it a world leader

    United Arab Emirates July 15 , 2015

    One of the leisure industry's leading observers Phil Taylor believes the country's investment in tourist attractions must be backed by excellent operators - and those are in place. His comment come as analysts forecast the leisure and entertainment market in...

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  • Massive fire destroys three dhows at Deira Creek

    United Arab Emirates July 14 , 2015

    A huge fire on Dubai Creek consumed three dhows with cargo bound for Iran. No casualties were reported but financial losses may amount to millions. (See pictures and video below)

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  • Abu Dhabi sees 6% growth in rental rates

    United Arab Emirates July 14 , 2015

    Rental rates have increased in Q2 2015, an improvement from the beginning of the year

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  • Solar Impulse indefinitely grounded due to damage

    United Arab Emirates July 14 , 2015

    The record-breaking Solar Impulse plane will be grounded in Hawaii for at least two weeks because of battery damage

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  • Dubai apartments make investors shell out millions

    United Arab Emirates July 13 , 2015

    Q2 2015: 10,970 square foot apartment in Cayan Tower sold for $6.8 million.

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  • Why glamorous Dubai's new hotels are targeting budget visitors

    United Arab Emirates July 13 , 2015

    Almost half of all the new hotel rooms built in Dubai at the end of 2015 are three star or lower, according to a new report, which concludes operators of the glamourous emirate's "saturated luxury market" now face competition from cheaper rooms.

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  • Six villa deals on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah worth $53m

    United Arab Emirates July 13 , 2015

    A $16.3m (AED60m) property in Emirates Hills tops list of villa deals for 2015 Q2.

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  • Large potential for GCC 3D building printing industry

    United Arab Emirates July 13 , 2015

    Middle East could witness a revolutionary construction era in the next decade

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  • dmg events to launch The Big 5 for East African construction sector

    Kenya July 12 , 2015

    The inaugural event will take place from November 2-4, 2016 in Kenya’s capital Nairobi.

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  • Dubai rents to continue to decline

    United Arab Emirates July 09 , 2015

    Dubai real estate prices to continue softening until 2016, says latest research by leading property firm Core Savills

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  • Record-breaking solar impulse pilot to speak at Gulf Sol 2015

    United Arab Emirates July 09 , 2015

    Dr Bertrand Piccard’s first public address set to take place at the region’s leading solar summit

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  • Economic diversity to help UAE property business

    United Arab Emirates July 09 , 2015

    Abu Dhabi rents are expected to maintain growth, while Dubai is expected to challenge and eventually overcome price fluctuations.

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